Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 12885

First, you will want to see How do I find a DOI? if you are uncertain as to whether or not your document has been assigned a DOI number.

If there is no DOI number given for your electronic article, use the direct URL to the journal homepage in your reference entry. This often means searching for the direct URL online. See How do I find a journal's URL? for search tips. 

If there is no DOI number and no direct URL to the journal homepage (e.g., the URL goes through a password-protected database), use (a) the database homepage or (b) the database name and accession number.

Your reference entry should look something like these:

 

With a direct URL
Grammer, R. (2013). Death by chocolate. Journal of Bizarre and Fascinating Health Statistics, 5
    (22), 222-229. Retrieved from https://madeupjournal.com

 

With a database and accession number

Grammer, R. (2013). Death by chocolate. Journal of Bizarre and Fascinating Health Statistics, 5(22), 222-229. Retrieved from    

     Premier Search Database.(Accession No. 184932)

 

 

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