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Most citations or references share a few basic details: Author, Title, Date. Articles will usually have additional details including both article title and journal title as well as volume and issue. Some article citations may also list a PMID or DOI. PMID and DOI are unique numbers assigned to specific articles to make them easier to find. Here are three sample citations that show these features.

Journal Citation:

Rose, L. (2011). Interprofessional collaboration in the ICU: how to define? Nursing in Critical Care, 16(1), 5-10.

Journal Citation with PMID or DOI:

Speroff, T., Ely, E. W., Greevy, R., Weinger, M. B., Talbot, T. R., Wall, R. J., et al. (2011). Quality improvement projects targeting health care-associated infections: comparing virtual collaborative and toolkit approaches. Journal of Hospital Medicine: an Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, 6(5), 271-8. doi:10.1002/jhm.873

Book Citation:

Marino, P. L., & Sutin, K. M. (2007). The ICU book (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.