I would like to cite in my list of References DSM III, however, none of the format in BibDesk would work! The problem is not how to cite Dsm III in APA, but what type of BibDesk entry("Manual" would not work) should I use to produce the proper outcome.I am using BibDesk Version 1.6.1 (2861).

  • Can you make clearer the subject?
    – egreg
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 21:20
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    The DSM (any edition) is a book. Western Washington University's library has some information on how the final result should look in APA format. You can probably figure out the BibTeX fields from there. Otherwise, a MWE including your BibTeX style would be helpful for further answers. Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 21:37
  • Do I have to ask another question ? The comment box won't allow me to paste any screen shot? Commented May 1, 2013 at 1:51
  • @giancarloDiano You can edit your question. But better than a screen shot, I think you need to tell us what fields you think are missing, and what bibliography package you are using to format references.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented May 1, 2013 at 2:34

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As Mike Renfro mentioned in his comment, you should use the book entry. Here's a screen shot of my BibDesk entry input for the DSM:

screenshot from BiBDesk

And here's a sample APA document. I've used biblatex with the APA style, but if you are using bibtex with a different style it should still work.

\addbibresource{apa-test-bib.bib} % change to your actual bib file

\title{An Example Document}
\shorttitle{Psychology: the end}
\author{Silly Name} 



This is an example citation \parencite{American-Psychiatric-Association2000}.



output of code


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