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How do I cite journal articles?


Using Academic Writer 

In the Academic Writer Reference Center, under the Periodicals category, select Journal article and fill out the form. 



Sample References


Journal article with DOI


Ambrose, A. (1963). The age of onset of ambivalence in early infancy: Indications from the study of laughing. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry4(3–4), 167–181.


Rosenfeld, N., & Steffens, J. (2019). Effects of audiovisual congruency on perceived emotions in film. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain29(4), 200–208.



Note that for articles without a DOI you find in a library database like ProQuest Central or EBSCO's Academic Search Complete, do not include one. The citation ends after listing the page numbers, and you do not need to include the name of the database or a link to the article.  


Journal article without DOI (accessed in an academic research database)


Alexander, A. (1985). The great escape: Soap opera viewing by college students. College Student Journal19(2), 141–143.


Gill, C. S., Barrio Minton, C. A., & Myers, J. E. (2010). Spirituality and religiosity: Factors affecting wellness among low-income, rural women. Journal of Counseling & Development, 88(3), 293–302.




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