How can I cite an article from the database that does not have a DOI?
In APA style, use the URL (web address/link) of the publication if there is no DOI. To find the URL:
- Use a search engine (e.g. Google) to search for the website of the journal or publication. NOTE: this is NOT the title of the article, it is the periodical or source that the article is published inside. For example, you would search the "The Globe & Mail" instead of the specific article published inside this newspaper and use this link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/
- Open the record (the page that has details such as title, authors, and a link to or PDF of the document). Click Source to view the publication/journal information including URL.
- there is no need to retrieve the article on the journal's website and use that link
- do not use the URL of the library catalogue or database where you found the article
For illustrated instructions, go to the "What if I cannot find the doi?" section of the Bow Valley College Guide to APA Style.