Answered By: William Fanshel
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2015     Views: 19

The format depends on what format you are using. The common ones, APA and MLA, differ.


  • If the journal article has a DOI, you include that at the end of the citation and omit the database name.
  • If it doesn't have a DOI, you include the URL of the Web page on which the article appears.  Including the name of the database is no longer necessary because databases change over time.
  • Examples from the Purdue OWL.


  • Include the database name in italics followed by a period, the word "Web", and another period.
  • Examples from the Purdue OWL.

More help with Chicago, ASA, etc see: Citing Sources