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EDUC 620: Nature and Needs of the Gifted Learner: Citing Sources

Elements of a Citation

APA Quick Guide - Online Periodical (Online Journal, Magazine, Newspaper)

Online Journal Article with a doi

  • Author's name(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of periodical, volume. Page numbers. doi: (if available)
  • When there is no author listed or the author is unknown, begin the entry with the work's title.
  • If there are more than six authors, list the first six and "et al" indicating there are additional authors.
  • Note: A doi or digital object identifier is a unique number identifying the resource that may be used to locate the item.
  • For periodicals where each issue begins on page one, list the issue immediately after the volume number in parentheses.
  • Note: Date of retrieval is only used for resources that may change or be updated, and not used for books or published articles in their final state. It is not necessary if the work is in its final state.
  • Example is for an article with a doi, where each issue at page 1 (note the inclusion of the issue number in parentheses).

  • Example for an article where pagination is cumulative throughout the volume.

Example:

Stevens, M., & Stewart, M. (2000). Life on the run. On the Lamb Quarterly, 28, 220-247. doi:11.1019/003-3528.93.4.444

 

Online Journal Article without a doi

  • Author's name(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of periodical, (volume) page. Retrieved from URL
  • Note: Date of retrieval is only used for resources that may change or be updated, and not used for books or published articles in their final state. It is not necessary if the work is in its final state.
  • Note: A doi or digital object identifier is a unique number identifying the resource that may be used to locate the item.
  • Note: If there is no doi and the work was accessed online, list the URL for the homepage of the journal.

Example:

Bouvier, S., & Monroe, M. (1998). Shocking: the therapy used today. Psychology Journal, 18(1), 22-25. Retrieved from http://psychjourn.com/

Taken from: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/quickguides/apa

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