<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 element has been replaced by the 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.
Related Elements
Use <date-in-citation> to record information such as an access dates inside an <element-citation> or <mixed-citation>.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  access-date  (#PCDATA %access-date-elements;)*            >
Expanded Content Model


Tagged Sample

NLM Citation

 <nlm-citation publisher-type="book">
  <person-group person-group-type="author">
    <given-names>Ruth A</given-names>
  <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>
  <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>
  <comment>Available from:
   <ext-link ext-link-type="url" xlink:href="http://www.ncemch.org/pubs/