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Citation Guides and Style Manuals

Citing sources and avoiding plagiarism in your writing

Journal Articles

 If you copy and paste references from library databases, check for accuracy. Don't include URLs that require WKU login in your APA citations. 

Online Article with DOI Template

Author, A. A., Author B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages. https://doi.org/XXXXXXXXXXX

Example 1:

Reed, M. J., Kennett, D. J., Lewis, T., Lund-Lucas, E., Stallberg, C., & Newbold, I. L. (2009). The relative effects of university success courses and individualized interventions for students with learning disabilities. Higher Education Research & Development28(4), 385–400. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360903067013
 

(Reed et al., 2009) (in-text citation)

Example 2: Article with an Article Number

Omit the page numbers and use the article number in its place.

Derry, K. (2018). Myth and monstrosity: Teaching indigenous films. Journal of Religion & Film, 22(3), Article 7. https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/
 

(Derry, 2018) (in-text citation)

Online Article Without DOI/Print Article Template

Author, A. A., Author B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages.

Only include a URL if it takes you to the full text of the article without logging in.

Example

Husain, A. N., Colby, T. V., Ordóñez, N. G., Krausz, T., Borczuk, A., Cagle, P. T, Chirieac, L. R., Churg, A., Galeateau-Salle, F., Gibbs, A. R., Gown, A. M., Hammar, S. P., Lizky, A. A., Roggli, V. L., Travis, W. D., & Wick, M. R. (2009). Guidelines for pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 133(8), 1317–1331.

(Husain et al., 2009) (in-text citation)

Note: Do not include the name of a library database, except for very rare occasions where the content is exclusive to the database. 

More examples: Publication Manual, 10.1 (examples 1-6); Journal Article References [APA Style]