Answered By: Erin Guldbrandsen
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017     Views: 4019

You can find a journal's URL, or the web address for its homepage, by searching the Internet.

Here's an example for the journal Teaching Exceptional Children.

1. Go to Google, Yahoo, or another internet search engine and search for the journal name, like this:

"Teaching Exceptional Children" journal

Search Tips: It is often helpful to include the word journal in the search if it is not part of the journal name. Put the title in quotation marks to search for that exact phrase. 

2. Look at the results to determine which result is the journal's homepage.

3. Click the journal's homepage in the search results. Copy and paste the web address, or URL, into your citation.

In this example the URL is:

http://journals.sagepub.com/home/tcx

 

Here's what a journal homepage search and accurate result look like:

 

Tip: The purpose of including the URL of the journal homepage is not to direct the reader to the individual article that you are citing. Links to individual articles may change, but the URL of the journal homepage should remain fairly constant.

Note: The journal's homepage is where you find information about the journal online from the publisher. It is not necessarily where you can access full text articles from the journal.

 

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