Answered By: Vicki Sciuk
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2023     Views: 45

UpToDate is a point-of-care medical & nursing database. The APA uses it as an example of when to put a database name in your reference, since the content comes from the database itself, not other journals: Databases with original, proprietary content

Follow this example from the APA Style website:

References page:

Stein, M. B., & Taylor, C. T. (2019). Approach to treating social anxiety disorder in adults. UpToDate. Retrieved September 13, 2019, from

In-Text Citations:

  • Parenthetical citation: (Stein & Taylor, 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Stein and Taylor (2019)

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