Box 55Other types of material to include in notes

The notes element may be used to provide any information that the compiler of the reference feels is useful to the reader. Begin by citing the report, then add the note. Some examples of notes are:

  • If the report was sponsored by or prepared for an organization or organizations other than the publisher, give the name(s)
    • Gostin LO, Hodge JG Jr (Georgetown University Law Center, Center for Law and the Public's Health, Washington, DC). State public health law assessment report. [Seattle (WA)]: Washington University, Turning Point National Program Office; 2002 Apr. 51 p. Sponsored by the Turning Point Public Health Statute Modernization National Excellence Collaborative; publication supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • If the report is translated or otherwise adapted from another publication, give the name of the original
    • Framarin A. First-trimester prenatal screening for Down syndrome and other aneuploidies. Wickens M, translator. Montreal (QC): Agence d'Evaluation des Technologies et des Modes d'Intervention en Sante (CA); c2003. 81 p. Report No.: AETMIS 03-01. Translation of "Le Depistage Prenatal du Syndrome de Down et d'Autres Aneuploidies au Premier Trimestre de la Grossesse."
  • If the report is not a common one, give the name of a library or other archive where it may be found. Begin with the phrase "Located at" followed by a colon and a space.
    • Pinkau K, Ronn O, editors. Environmental standards: scientific foundations and rational procedures of regulation with emphasis on radiological risk management. Jager G, Kais-Heinrich S, translators. Berlin (Germany): Berlin Academy of Sciences and Technology; 1998. 393 p. Located at: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; 1998 G-004.
  • If the report contains material of particular interest to the audience that may not be apparent from the title, describe it
    • Rosenbaum S, Kamoie B, Collins C, Zuvekas A. Analysis of CareFirst's performance as a charitable not-for-profit health insurance company in the National Capital Area: report to the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. Washington: George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Health Services, Center for Health Services and Policy; 2003 Oct. 62 p. This analysis focuses particularly on the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.

From: Chapter 4, Scientific and Technical Reports

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Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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