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APA 7th Edition Style Guide: Physicians' Desk Reference

How to set-up and cite your sources using APA 7th edition format.

Formatting your References

Once you type your references on the reference page, you will need to put in a hanging indent and double-space the entire reference list. In Microsoft Word, highlight the references from A to Z, then find the paragraph function in the Word ribbon. Select Hanging under Indentation and Double under spacing. See the Formatting your References tab for instructions on doing this on a Mac or in Google Docs.


Abbas, D. D. F. (2020). Manipulating of audio-visual aids in the educational processes in Al-Hilla University College. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24(3), 1248-1263.

Physicians' Desk Reference

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        

Citing the Physicians' Desk Reference ((PDR) or any drug reference guide) from the print or electronic version is the same as citing an entry in an encyclopedia or dictionary. You will have an entry (drug name) followed by publication information for the print version or electronic retrieval information for the database or website.                                                           

Drug entry in the print version PDR

("Invanz,", 2010).


Invanz. (2010). In Physicians' desk reference (65th ed., pp. 2127-2134). PDR Network.

Drug entry in the database version PDR ("Invanz," 2012).

Invanz. (2012, February). In PDR3D digital drug database.


Drug entry in the open access website version PDR ("Invanz," 2012).

Invanz. (2012, February).