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VisualDX aids in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induced conditions, and other injuries

How to Cite: Recommendation by VisualDx

According to VisualDx

Cite the VisualDx topic as a chapter in an electronic book titled VisualDx with editor Lowell A. Goldsmith. There are no page numbers, and publication year should be the current year. 


Papier A, Craft N, Tharp MD, Shear N. Cocaine Levamisole Toxicity. In: Goldsmith LA, ed. VisualDx. Rochester, NY: VisualDx; 2013. URL: Accessed October 29, 2013.

Citing VisualDX

How To Cite: Recommendation by the DMU library

The VisualDX corporate recommendation does not necessarily follow the citation style guidelines that you may need for your class assignments or for publication of a manuscript or book.

For example, if using APA we recommend you modify your citation according to these guidelines. The APA's Publication Manual, 6th Edition should be consulted first in all matters concerning APA Style®.

According to the Purdue Online Writing Lab, to cite a Chapter/Section of a Web Document or Online Book Chapter in APA style when the chapter is in an Edited Book you would follow this template:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Using the below VisualDx topic below as an example, here is the recommended APA citation format you would follow when you need to cite three to seven authors:

Craft N, Fox L.P., Goldsmith L.A., & Tharp M.D. (2013). Aphthous Stomatitis. In L.A. Goldsmith (Ed.), VisualDx. Available from

Example VisualDX topic

For more information, the rules for citing editors are listed in Section 6.27 Author and Editor Information of the APA's Publication Manual, 6th Edition. 

Additional guidance on citing authors is available from the Purdue OWL site:

Note: The Purdue OWL site also states that in the case of electronic books, "If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from", and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name." Since UptoDate is a licensed resource, not available to the general public, the library example reflects this recommendation.

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