Citing Scholarly ArticlesLearning outcomes:• Cite correctly articles from online databases using APA style.• Use Crossref.org DOI Resolver to check DOIs.• Locate journal home page URLs to complete citations. LIBR 250, Section1 Winter 2013 / Terrones
Database Citation ToolsMost databases have citation tools thatgenerate APA style reference citations.Double check for accuracy!Citation generators often contain mistakes.
Citation Tools Select citation format (e.g. APA).Cut & paste citation. Verify if citation is correct.
General Rules for Citing Scholarly ArticlesCAPITALIZE: First word title and First word of subtitle All words of Journal NameITALICIZE: Journal Name + volume numberAMPERSAND “&”: Use & to connect the last authorDATES: Scholarly articles = YEAR ONLY (2013) Popular (newspaper/magazine) articles = Year, Month Day (2013, February 21)
DOI vs. URL FlowchartDOI or URL – Verify if article has a DOI assigned. If no DOIis assigned, list the URL for the Journal Home Page.DOI YES NO Step 1: Google > Crossref.org > free DOI guest search to verify if article has a DOI. doi:10.10101010 If no DOI has been assigned: Step 2: Google the Journal Name. Locate the URL for the Journal Home Page. http://
Citing Elements (4ws) Scholarly Articles with DOIsAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx. doi:10.xxxxxxxxxx ReferencesSenior, B., & Swailes, S. (2007). Inside management teams: Developing a teamwork survey instrument. British Journal of Management, 18, 138-153. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00507.x
Citing Elements (4ws) Scholarly Articles without DOIAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.com ReferencesKoo, D. J., Chitwoode, D. D., & Sanchez, J. (2008). Violent victimization and the routine activities/lifestyle of active drug users. Journal of Drug Issues, 38, 1105-1137. Retrieved from http://www2.criminology.fsu.edu/~jdi/