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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016     Views: 247

If there is no DOI number, then you should normally provide the web page address (url) of the journal's publisher .

If there is no doi and no journal publisher home page, then read additional guidelines on what to provide.


Below are some example references:

Journal article from a database with doi number

Kaplan, S. (2008, Fall). A new U.S. policy for Syria: Fostering political change in a
       divided state. 
Middle East Policy, 15(3), 107-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-
       4967.2008.00362.x

Journal article from a database with no doi number (note the link goes to the homepage of the journal...we just Googled the title of the journal (Middle East Policy)...we did not have to find the actual article.

Kaplan, S. (2008, Fall). A new U.S. policy for Syria: Fostering political change in a
       divided state. 
Middle East Policy, 15(3), 107-121. Retrieved from:
       http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
/journal.asp?ref=1061-1924

 

For more examples of how to cite journal articles both with and without a DOI, see our APA guide here: http://guides.rasmussen.edu/apa/articles


View our answer on How do I Create a Reference for a Journal Article from a Library Database for additional information and a helpful video.

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