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APA 7 Citation Style: Database Article with One Author

Students' guide to APA 7


When using journal articles from the WCCC databases, if there is a volume and issue number, you do not need to include a DOI or URL. 

If you do not have a volume and issue number, you need to include either the DOI or a URL to the database itself. 

So, if you are getting an article from EBSCO without volume and issue number and no DOI, you would include the following URL:

APA 7 Citation -- Database Article With One Author

References List Format

Last name of author, First and middle initial of author. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of the Journal, Volume number(Issue number), page number(s). [Hyperlink to DOI or web page if you do not have a volume and issue number]

In-Text Citation Format (Direct Quote)

(Author’s Last Name, Year of publication, p. #)


In-Text Citation Format (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Author’s Last Name, Year of publication)

References List Example

Cox, B. D. (1997). The rediscovery of the active learner in adaptive contexts: A developmental

     historical analysis. Educational Psychologist, 32(1), 41-56.

In-Text Citation Example (Direct Quote)

(Cox, 1997, p. 13)


In-Text Citation Example (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Cox, 1997)

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