CITING WORK FROM A REPOSITORY
Please use these formats when citing work from Scholarly Commons.
I. Works not previously published or peer-reviewed
This section may include such materials as White Papers, Working Papers, or Pre-Prints
To cite these works include the author, title, Augusta University, date, accessibility
verified date and handle.
Example: Smith, John. The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular disease in Americans. Augusta University 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/10000.2/921. Accessed on January 17, 2013.
II. Works previously published
It is important to note here whether you are citing the publisher version or the author version of
the work. Both are explained below. Many publishers do not allow the publisher pdf version of
works to be submitted to institutional repositories.
Cite the original publication including author, title, journal, volume, date, page numbers, digital
object identifier (DOI) , etc. Although there is no specific need to cite the Scholarly Commons
institutional repository you may choose to include the handle and date accessed. See example
Cite the publication as you would a publisher version, however here it is important to include the
handle suggested above by adding [URL] “Accessed on” [date]. You will find the handle on the
record page, this is a permanent link to the record.
Example: Smith, John. The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular Disease in Americans. J Medical
Studies. 2012; 1(1):15-32. http://hdl.handle,net.1000.0/921. Accessed on January 17, 2013.
III. Theses and Dissertations
Please use your field’s specific citation guidelines and include, at your discretion, the handle for
Scholarly Commons. Following are some examples of standard citation style.
In the American Medical Association style please include the author’s name, the title (italicized)
followed by [dissertation], the city, state, and university where degree awarded and the year. You
may also include the handle for the institutional repository.
Example: Smith, John. The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular disease in Americans
[dissertation]. Augusta, GA: Augusta University; 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/1000.0/921.
Accessed on January 17, 2013.
Include the author’s name, title (italicized), Diss. (or MA/MS Thesis) followed by the degree
granting school and the year the degree was awarded. You may include the institutional
repository handle if you so choose.
Example: Smith, John. The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular disease in Americans. Diss.
Augusta University, 2012. Web. Accessed on 1/17/2013 from http://hdl.handle.net/1000.2/921.
IV. Citing a Poster or Presentation
This citation may be used to cite any form of presentation from a conference or lecture. To cite
these please include the author or authors of the presentation, the title of the poster, [In:] the
name of the conference or lecture where the presentation was displayed (italicized), the dates of
the conference (italicized), the city and state where the conference was held, and the date of the
conference. You may also included “[handle]. Accessed [date].”
Example: Smith, John. The Heart: A 3D Vision. In: Heart and Cardiovascular Conference
February 2-4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, 2013.