Q. Can you tell me what format the citations are in that are given through the Cochrane database?

Answer

I think you may be referring to the “how to cite” feature in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (see blue box in screenshot below).  While I do not consider myself an authority in citation styles, I think the “how to cite” in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is actually just a guide to help you find the information you may need to include in a citation.

 Screenshot of html version of a Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews article showing the "How to cite" information in a blue box.

I think there are two possible approaches to the information shown in the screenshot in any bibliographic style.  In one approach the publication year is treated as the volume number.  In the other, the issue number is used as a volume number.  I believe it would be best to treat the year as the volume number in APA 6th and may be best to take the other approach in AMA 10th (since the publication year and volume number are immediately adjacent in AMA 10th).  Possible bibliography entries are shown below:

In APA 6th:

Milan, S. J., Hart, A., & Wilkinson, M. (2013). Vitamin C for asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013(10), CD010391. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010391.pub2

 

Milan, S. J., Hart, A., & Wilkinson, M. (2013). Vitamin C for asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10, CD010391. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010391.pub2

In AMA 10th

1. Milan SJ, Hart A, Wilkinson M. Vitamin C for asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;10:CD010391. 10.1002/14651858.CD010391.pub2.

1. Milan SJ, Hart A, Wilkinson M. Vitamin C for asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;2013(10):CD010391. 10.1002/14651858.CD010391.pub2.

 

You would need to check with your instructor to determine which of the above would come closest to their requirements.

 

  • Last Updated Jun 13, 2017
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  • Answered By Cindy Schmidt

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