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Subsection 8.3.7 Citing a Journal Article from an Online Database

This diagram shows the informational page for a journal article in an online database with labels on elements needed for a citation. At the top of the page is a large logo and the text "Project Muse" in large letters, with a purple label that reads "Database." A fine horizontal line runs below this text. Below the line in medium print are the words "Pioneers of U.S. Ecofeminism and Environmental Justice" with a blue label that says "Title." Smaller text under the title reads "Susan A. Mann," with a red label that reads "Author." After several blank lines is the following line of text: "Feminist Formations, Volume 23, Number 2, Summer 2011. pp. 1-25 (Article)." A pink label that reads "Journal" points to the text "Feminist Formations," a green label that reads "Date" points to the text "Summer 2011," And a blue label that reads "Pages" points to "pp. 1-25." Several lines below is the text "DOI" followed by a url, with a yellow label that reads "DOI." At the bottom of the page in faint text are the words "Access provided by the University of Puget Sound (3 Oct 2018 22:49 GMT)," with a magenta label that reads "Accessed Date" pointing to the text "3 Oct 2018."

Subsubsection APA

Note: APA does not require that you include database information in citations because databases change over time. If you are using an article from a database that you need to cite using APA, here’s what to do:

Author Last Name, Initials. (Date of publication). Title of article. Periodical Title, Volume, no. issue, Page range. doi OR URL (accessed access date)

Mann, S. A. (2016). Pioneers of U.S. ecofeminism and environmental justice. Feminist Formations, 23,1, 198–228. doi 1353/ff.2011.0028

In-text: (Mann 2011, p. 10)

Subsubsection Chicago

Note: If no DOI is available, use a stable URL.

Author Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Periodical Title Volume, no. issue (Date of publication): Page range, accessed access date, doi OR URL

Mann, Susan A. “Pioneers of U.S. Ecofeminism and Environmental Justice.” Feminist Formations 23, no. 2 (2011): 1–25. accessed September 29, 2017, doi: 10.1353/ff.2011.0028

Subsubsection MLA

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Work.” Name of Journal, vol. volume number, no. issue number, Date of publication, pp. page range. Name of Database, doi: DOI code

Mann, Susan A. “Pioneers of U.S. Ecofeminism and Environmental Justice.” Feminist Formations, vol. 23, no. 2, 2011, pp. 1–25. Project Muse, doi: 10.1353/ff.2011.0028

In-text: (Mann 10)