Please note that some of these sites may include links to resources of varying quality. For some ideas on how to evaluate them, please consult our Evaluating Web Resources page.
Format for Journal article with DOI (7 or fewer authors)
Lastname, F. N., & Secondlastname, F. N. (year). Name of article. Name of Journal, volumenumber, startpage-endpage. doi: number
If there is no DOI
If you found the journal outside of a database, use: Retrieved from URLofjournalhomepage
Be sure to indent after the first line.
If the journal is paginated by issue, include the issue number in parentheses after the journal number. There should be no space between them, but the issue number and parentheses are not in italics.
For clarification, exceptions, or for resources that are different from the above, check out the APA tab on this guide, or use one of the style manuals at the Reference Desk in the Library.
How do I find a particular journal?
If we have it, you should see results appear in a list. Click “View Online” to see options for reading the journal online. Click “Get it” to learn more about what physical print issues we have.
If you don’t see any links, then we probably don’t have it and you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. It will take 1-7 business days and costs $2 for SOU students for each article. You will receive it electronically when it arrives.