APA Referencing: How do I reference an article from a database?

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Reference example

electronic article reference


In-text citation example

(Graffam, 2010)


What information do I need to create a reference for an article from a database?

Elements that may be required to create a reference for an article from a database are as follows:

1. Author

Corporate author
No author

2. Publication Date

No date (n.d.)

3. Title

Title of article
Title of publication
Title of series

4. Retrieval information

Volume number
Issue number
Page number(s)
Database name


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