How do I cite information from UpToDate?


There is a specific example for UpToDate in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition on p. 319.

The form appears to be: author | date | article title | database name | retrieval statement

Morey, M. C. (2019). Physical activity and exercise in older adults. UpToDate. Retrieved July 22, 2019 from

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Parenthetical citation. (Morey, 2019).
Narrative citation: Morey (2019).

APA also offers these explanatory notes.

  • Articles in the UpToDate database are available only in that database (see Section 9.30) and have information that changes over time. In the reference list, format UpToDate articles like periodical articles. Do not italicize the database name if it appears in text.
  • Use the year of last update in the date element (see Section 9.15).
  • Include a retrieval date because the content is designed to change over time and versions of the page are not archived (See Section 9.16)

Thus speaks APA.


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