Journal Article from a Library Database With a DOI Number - One Author
Journal Article from a Library Database With a DOI Number - Two Authors
Journal Article From Library Database Without a DOI Number - One Author
Journal Article From Library Database Without a DOI Number - Two Authors
Journal Article From a Website - One Author
Journal Article From a Website - Two Authors
Journal Article in Print - One Author
Journal Article in Print - Two Authors
Three or More Authors
In-Text Citation For Two or More Authors/Editors
What is a DOI?
DOI Numbers for Journal Articles
Some electronic content like journal articles are assigned a unique number called a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI gives a way to find an article. If a DOI is provided for a journal article, include it after the page numbers of the article as "doi:doi number".
If no DOI number is given, UWM WSH Library recommends that you make certain that you do not just copy the address from the search box, but rather use the perma-link from within the article because library databases require a login most URLs will stop working after the session ends.
If you do not have information such as an editor's name, a volume or page numbers leave those sections out of your citation.
How do I know it's a journal?
Not sure whether your article is from a journal? Look for these characteristics:
Main purpose is often to report results of original search
Articles usually have a very narrow, technical subject focus
May see labeled sections such as the abstract, discussion, results, and conclusion
Author of the article is an expert or specialist in the field and often their credentials are listed
Article is intended for students, scientists, researchers and/or professionals instead of the general public
Usually includes a References list at the end
Articles may also come from magazines or newspapers.