There are a wide variety of tools which are freely available to help you with citing and creating reference lists, however none of them are perfect which is why it is important you know the basics of referencing and the key points to be aware of.
Here are a few tools we recommend
You may also find the cite button in Google Scholar useful for a quick reference (click on the speech mark underneath the link in Scholar)
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Here is an example of an APA style book reference
Kozier, B., Erb, G., Berman, A., Snyder, S., Harvey, S., & Morgan-Samuel, H. (2012). Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice (2nd ed.). Harlow: Pearson.
This book was written by B. Kozier, G. Erb, A. Berman, S. Snyder, S. Harvey, & H. Morgan-Samuel and published in 2012. The title is Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice and it is the 2nd edition of this book. The place of publication is Harlow and it was published by Pearson.
Here are some of the nursing FAQs we get on referencing: