January 10th, 2008

The APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources & other APA Resources

As you begin your new quarter you may want to check out the guide Citing Electronic Articles (APA 6th Edition). PLEASE NOTE: This does not replace the APA Publication Manual it is a supplement to the manual, with the newest information on citing electronic resources.

One of the newest ways of citing electronic documents (your instructor may or may not want you to use this method so check with them first) is using a Digital Object Indentifier or DOI. A DOI is a unique number assigned to both identify content and create a persistent link to that content. Since this is new, in general only more recent articles will have this number assigned to them. If it is assigned it will appear in the bibliographic record, if it is not there you can use the Persistent Link or Document URL for your citation. Both the DOI and the Document URL or Persistent Link are available in the article record in the database you used to retrieve the article. Here is a guide for finding Persistent Links and DOIs in the library databases.

Also check out the APA Resources provided by Capella’s Online Writing Center!

Robin

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