<access-date> Access Date for Cited Work
This element is deprecated, Avoid using it; use <date-in-citation>.
The <access-date> element has been replaced by the <date-in-citation> element with a @content-type attribute value “access-date” that records the date on which the cited work was examined.
This element is an artifact, now used only within the <nlm-citation> element, which is deprecated. Use of this element is therefore also deprecated.
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. The <date-in-citation> element is now used to record such information inside <mixed-citation> and <element-citation> elements.
Models and Context
May be contained in
Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
<!ELEMENT access-date (#PCDATA %access-date-elements;)* >
Expanded Content Model
... <ref> <nlm-citation publication-type="book"> <person-group person-group-type="author"> <name> <surname>Lawrence</surname> <given-names>Ruth A</given-names> </name> </person-group> <source>A review of the medical benefits and contraindications to breastfeeding in the United States [Internet]</source> <year iso-8601-date="1997-10">1997</year> <month>10</month> <access-date>cited 2000 Apr 24</access-date> <publisher-loc>Arlington (VA)</publisher-loc> <publisher-name>National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health</publisher-name> <page-count count="40" /> <comment>Available from: <ext-link ext-link-type="url" xlink:href="http://www.ncemch.org/pubs/ PDFs/breastfeedingTIB.pdf">http://www.ncemch.org/pubs/PDFs/ breastfeedingTIB.pdf</ext-link> </comment> </nlm-citation> </ref> ...