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Citing Sources : Database articles

This guide provides information on citing your sources in some of the most commonly used citation formats: APA, MLA, and Chicago.

General APA format for citing database articles

Name of author. (Date). Article title. Journal title. Volume # (issue #), page number. doi ############## or Retrieved from [URL of the journal home page]

Examples of APA citations of database articles

Valencia, W.M., Oropesa-Gonzalez, L., Hogue, C., & Florez, H.J. (2014). Diabetes in older Hispanic/Latino Americans: Understanding who is at greatest risk. Generation, 38(4), 33-40. Retrieved from

Gamba, R., Schuchter, J., Rutt, C., & Seto, E. (2015). Measuring the food environment and its effects on obesity in the United States: A systematic review of methods and results. Journal of Community Health, 40(3), 464-475. doi:10.1007/s10900-014-9958-z


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