What information do I need to reference a journal article?
The following elements may be required to create a reference list entry for a journal article.
No date (n.d.).
Month or season
Title of article: Subtitle (sentence case)
Volume number in italics
The information in some databases is proprietary, meaning it was created or is owned by the database provider and only accessible via that specific database. In these cases, you should include the name of the database in your reference list entry to help your reader locate the information you have used. For example:
Reference list entry
Singh, J., Kour, K., & Jayaram Mahesh, B. (2012). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Singh et al. (2017) describe...
... (Singh et al., 2017).
The following is a list of Wintec Library databases and other resources that contain proprietary information:
What is a DOI?
A Digital Object Identifier, or DOI, is a unique code/series of numbers used to identify an electronic resource and provide a reliable link to its location online. A DOI looks similar to a URL but unlike URLs, which can change or stop working entirely, a DOI is a permanent link to a particular resource.
DOIs on Onesearch may look like this:
However, DOIs should only be presented as follows:
Do this for all DOIs, including ones that look like https://dx.doi.org/123.456.789 or DOI: 123.456.789.