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PBL Citations Guide

Citing References for PBL

For PBL Learning Need Packets, you are required to use a citation format created by Ostrow faculty designed to help PBL facilitators locate your references. 

  • Please use the examples below to format citations for PBL Learning Need Packets.
  • Citations for online sources should include a direct link to the full-text.
  • Access Medicine, R2 Library, Stat!Ref, and PubMed all have options for automatically generating reference citations for ebook chapters and journal articles. This will help you locate the information you need to construct your citations. See images below. 

Examples for Common PBL Reference Types

Book (print) Öst L-G, Skaret E, “Chapter 1, Symptoms, Clinical Characteristics and Consequences” In: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dental Phobia and Anxiety. John Wiley & Sons Inc.; 2013. Print
Ebook Öst L-G, Skaret E, “Chapter 1, Symptoms, Clinical Characteristics and Consequences” In: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dental Phobia and Anxiety. John Wiley & Sons Inc.; 2013. https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.libproxy1.usc.edu/doi/10.1002/9781118499825.ch1 
Journal article  Norman L. Corah, Elliot N. Gale, Stephen J. Illig, Assessment of a dental anxiety scale, The Journal of the American Dental Association, Volume 97, Issue 5, 1978, Pages 816-819, IS   0002-8177. https://www-sciencedirect-com.libproxy1.usc.edu/science/article/pii/S0002817778750178
Drug Monograph

Lexi-comp. (2022, September 7). Acetaminophen. In Lexicomphttps://libproxy.usc.edu/login?url=https://online.lexi.com/crlsql/servlet/crlonline?siteid=136

Website https://www.ada.org/resources/research/science-and-research-institute/oral-health-topics/x-rays-radiographs
Image https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228477434_The_Intraoral_and_Extraoral_Exam

Generating Citations in USC Libraries Catalog

You can generate a citation for a book found in the USC Libraries Catalog by simply clicking on the quotation mark (") icon. Select between multiple style options.

Generating Citations in AccessMedicine, Stat!Ref, and R2 Library

In Access Medicine you can cite a book or chapter by clicking "Get Citation" in the menu bar below the book or chapter title.

In R2 Library you can cite a book or chapter by clicking "Tools" followed by "Export Citation" in the menu above the book or chapter title, and below the search box.

In Stat!Ref you can cite a book or chapter by clicking "Download Citations" from the menu bar above the book or chapter title.

 

Generating Citations in Google Scholar

You can generate formatted citations via Google Scholar by clicking on the quotation marks (") icon below the citation. Please be sure to double check the citation information for accuracy.

Generating Citations in PubMed

You can generate formatted citations via PubMed@USC by clicking on the "Cite" button to the right of the abstract. Please be sure to double check the citation information for accuracy.

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