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Citing biomedical documents - National Library of Medicine (NLM) style

Citing entire journal titles on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk
National Library of Medicine (NLM) style

Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [updated 2009 Oct 21; cited 2010 Apr 30]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine

Components/elements listed in the order they should appear in a reference: (R) = required, (O) = optional

Journal Title (R) | Edition (R) | Type of Medium (R) | Editor (O) | Place of Publication (R) | Publisher (R) | Volume Number (R) | Issue Number (R) | Date of Publication (R) | Physical Description (O) | Language (R) | Notes (O)

  • Standard citation to a journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk that is still being published
    • Reality Surgery [DVD]. Dublin (Ireland): Reality Surgery Ltd. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 2004 - .
    • AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings [CD-ROM]. Bethesda (MD): American Medical Informatics Association. 2003 - .
  • Standard citation to a journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk that ceased publication
    • PrimePractice: a CD-ROM quarterly for primary care physicians [CD-ROM]. Minneapolis (MN): IVI Pub. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1994 - Vol. 2, No. 4, 1996.
    • Discotest [disk]. New York: Scientific American Medicine. No. 47, 1985 - No. 152, 1997.
    • Health Care Cost Analyzer [disk]. Lexington (MA): DRI/McGraw-Hill. 1987-1992.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with subtitle
    • Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry [CD-ROM]. Basel (Switzerland): Molecular Diversity Preservation International. Vol. 1, 1996 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk not in English
    • Atti della Societa Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie [CD-ROM]. Grado (Italy): Societa Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie. Vol. 58, 2004 - . Italian.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk not in English with optional translation
    • Atti della Societa Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie [Acts of the Italian Society for Veterinary Science] [CD-ROM]. Grado (Italy): Societa Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie. Vol. 58, 2004 - . Italian.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk published in two equal languages
    • Brinkman's Cumulatieve Catalogus op CD-ROM: Nationale Bibliografie van Nederland = Brinkman's Cumulative Catalogue on CD-ROM: Dutch National Bibliography [CD-ROM]. Munich (Germany): K.G. Saur. 1995 - . Dutch, English.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk published in multiple languages
    • Romulus [CD-ROM]. Ottawa (ON): National Library of Canada. 1992-1998. English, French.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with edition
    • Nucleic Acids Research (Electronic Edition) [CD-ROM]. Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press. Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan 1993 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with editor named
    • Molecules Online (CD-ROM Edition) [CD-ROM]. Stephen Hanessian, editor. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Vol. 1, 1996 - Vol. 3, 1999.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with well-known place of publication
    • Journal of Bacteriology [CD-ROM]. Washington: American Society for Microbiology. Vol. 174, 1992 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with lesser-known place of publication
    • The AIDS Stack [disk]. Pleasant Hill (CA): Heizer Software. Oct 1987 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with publisher including subsidiary part
    • Californian Journal of Health Promotion [CD-ROM]. Chico (CA): California State University, Department of Health and Community Services. Mar 2003 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with unknown publisher
    • Advances in Common Joint Problems [disk]. Udine (Italy): [publisher unknown]. No. 1, 1996 - No. 3, 1997. English, Italian.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with volume and number
    • Primary Care Medicine on CD [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1997 - Vol. 3, No. 4, 1999.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with volume, but no number
    • Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry [CD-ROM]. Basel (Switzerland): Molecular Diversity Preservation International. Vol. 1, 1996 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with number, but no volume
    • Advances in Common Joint Problems [disk]. Udine (Italy): [publisher unknown]. No. 1, 1996 - No. 3, 1997. English, Italian.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk without volume or number
    • Californian Journal of Health Promotion [CD-ROM]. Chico (CA): California State University, Department of Health and Community Services. Mar 2003 - .
    • Ophthalmology on CD: the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. 1994 - .
    • Advanced Clinical Problems on Disk [disk]. Baltimore (MD): Williams & Wilkins. Disk 1, 1988 - Disk 9, 1991.
    • Clinical Pharmacology [CD-ROM]. Gainesville (FL): Gold Standard Multimedia. Version 1.1, 1994 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with months in date
    • Reality Surgery [DVD]. Dublin (Ireland): Reality Surgery Ltd. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 2004 - .
    • Ethics Index: an Interdisciplinary Resource of Journal and Essay Information in the Field of Ethics [CD-ROM]. Evanston (IL): American Theological Library Association. Feb 1994 - .
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with multiple months included in date
    • Interactions: Programs in Clinical Decision Making [disk]. Hamilton (ON): Decker Electronic Pub. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1988 - Vol. 8, No. 6, 1996.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with season in date
    • Cyberlog: the Quarterly of Applied Medical Software [disk]. Eden Prairie (MN): Cardinal Health Systems, Inc. Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1985 - No. 20, 1991.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with physical description
    • Primary Care Medicine on CD [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1997 - Vol. 3, No. 4, 1999. CD-ROMs: 4 3/4 in.
    • Cyberlog: the Quarterly of Applied Medical Software [disk]. Eden Prairie (MN): Cardinal Health Systems, Inc. Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1985 - No. 20, 1991. Computer disks: 5 1/4 in.
    • Reality Surgery [DVD]. Dublin (Ireland): Reality Surgery Ltd. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 2004 - . DVDs: color, 4 3/4 in.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with system requirements provided
    • The AIDS Stack [disk]. Pleasant Hill (CA): Heizer Software. Oct 1987 - . Computer disks: 3 1/2 in. System Requirements: 1 MB Macintosh with two 800K byte floppy disk drives or one hard disk drive; Excel, Works, HyperCard or SuperCard software.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk previously published under another name
    • Electronic Journal of Pathology and Histology [CD-ROM]. Amsterdam: IOS Press. Vol. 6, No. 1, Mar 2000 - . Continues: EJPathol.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk continuing under another name
    • The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins [disk]. Botucatu (Brazil): Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1995 - Vol. 8, 2002. Computer disks: 3 1/2 in. Continued by: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with note on Internet availability
    • Health Indicators [CD-ROM]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institute for Health Information. Vol. 2000, No. 1, Dec 2000 - . Also available on the Internet: http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/free.htm
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with sponsorship note
    • Advanced Clinical Problems on Disk [disk]. Baltimore (MD): Williams & Wilkins. Disk 1, 1988 - Disk 9, 1991. Computer disks: 5 1/4 in. Sponsored by the American College of Physicians and Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with frequency of publication note
    • RNdex Professional [CD-ROM]. Pasadena (CA): Information Resources Group. Vol. 1, No, 1, 1996 - . 3 per year.
    • Journal of Bacteriology [CD-ROM]. Washington: American Society for Microbiology. Vol. 174, 1992 - . Annual.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with ISSN note
    • Computer Select [CD-ROM]. New York: Ziff Communications. Feb 1991 - . ISSN: 1062-8509.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with note on a library where it may be located
    • Cyberlog: the Quarterly of Applied Medical Software [disk]. Eden Prairie (MN): Cardinal Health Systems, Inc. Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1985 - No. 20, 1991. Computer disks: 5 1/4 in. Located at: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; W1 CY343.
  • Journal title on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk with examples of other notes
    • Interactions: Programs in Clinical Decision Making [disk]. Hamilton (ON): Decker Electronic Pub. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1988 - Vol. 8, No. 6, 1996. Also called ACOG Interactions.