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Health Sciences: UpToDate


 UpToDate is available to students, off-campus – you can give them the URL below or they can go to the list of HS Databases here:


To search UpToDate go here: uptodate


The Tutorials are on this page:





Citing an UpToDate topic

Instructions from UpToDate.

Instructions from the APA blog.


Reference List

Williams, J., & Nieuwsma, J. (2016). Screening for depression in adults. In J. A. 

Melin (Ed.), UpToDateRetrieved February 1, 2017, from

In-text (Williams & Nieuwsma, 2016)

Components of the reference:

  • Use the authors of the article as the authors in the reference.
  • For the year in the reference, use the year listed after “this topic last updated.”
  • For the title, use the title of the article.
  • Use the name of the deputy editor(s) for the article as the editor(s) of the reference work. Section editors do not need to be listed in the reference.
  • Write UpToDate in italics as the name of the reference work.
  • Provide a retrieval date because the content will change over time.
  • Provide a URL for retrieval of the article.

A Generic template:

Author, A., & Author, B. (2017). Title of article. In NameofDeputyEditor (Ed.), UpToDate. Retrieved

Month numeric day, numeric year, from


"All UpToDate material is protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce material from UpToDate (including figures, tables, and portions of topics) in another publication must be secured in writing."

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