Access Date for Cited Work


The date on which the work which is cited was examined


Some online resources are changing so quickly that a citation to the resource is not complete without the date on which the cited resource was examined, since a day before or a day later, the relevant material might be different.

Related Elements

The related element <time-stamp> is used to record a time stamp that was found on the resource when it was examined, not the date when the researcher examined the cited resource. The time stamp is applied to the resource by its creators, usually as a version indicator.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  access-date  (#PCDATA %access-date-elements;)*            >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<citation> Citation; <product> Product Information; <related-article> Related Article Information

Tagged Example

<citation citation-type="web">
<source>Hypertension, Dialysis &amp; Clinical
Nephrology [Internet]</source>
<access-date>cited 2001 Mar 8</access-date>
<publisher-loc>Hinsdale (IL)</publisher-loc>
<publisher-name>Medtext, Inc.</publisher-name>
Available from: <ext-link ext-link-type="url"