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APA Citation Style

Don't Forget the DOI

Many, but not all, online resources have a DOI (digital object identifier). These numbers are specific to an online resource, so your professor (or anybody) can use the DOI to find the online source's citation, or possibly the full text. Learn more about DOIs in the:  

How do you locate a DOI?

  • For journal articles, you will most often find the DOI listed on the 1st page of the article or the last page, or if you located the article through a database, hopefully you'll find the doi listed in the database

Help, I Can't Find a DOI:

  • Not every online article, document, report, book, etc. has a DOI. If you've tried the above steps, and haven't found a DOI, you've done your due diligence. You can then refer to your APA Style Guide to find out how to properly cite the source when there is no DOI.