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Referencing Guide: Online/Electronic Journal

APA Referencing and style guide

What is DOI?

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a way to keep track of content in a digital environment. Many periodical articles are assigning a DOI to each article in an issue. The DOI is unique and can be used by the reader to locate more citation information about the article. When a DOI is assigned, use it in place of other locating material (URL or database name).

Finding DOI  Introductory tutorial

Article from a journal in a database (no DOI)

 

Capital letters are used for the first letters of each major word in the title of the magazine.

Example:

Badke, W. (2009). How we failed the net generation. Online, 33(4), 47-49.

In-text Citation

(Badke, 2009).

Article from database or Internet (with DOI)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000

Example:

Whitlock, J., Eells, G., Cummings, N., & Purington, A. (2009). Nonsuicidal self-injury in college populations: Mental health provider assessment of prevalence and need. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 23(3), 172-183. doi: 10.1080/87568220902794366

Note: The URL is not used if there is a doi.

In-text Citation

1st citation
(Whitlock, Eells, Cummings, & Purington, 2009).

Subsequent citations
(Whitlock et al., 2009).

 

Article from the Internet (available to anyone, no DOI assigned)

Example:

Negi, N. J., Bender, K. A., Furman, R., Fowler, D. N., & Prickett, J. C. (2010). Enhancing self-awareness: A practical strategy to train culturally responsive social work students. Advances in Social Work, 11(2), 223-234. Retrieved fromhttp://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/482/1787