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APA 7 Citation Style: Database Article with Two Authors

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 Two Authors

Note: When you have multiple authors for an article, cite them in the same order as they appear on the article.

References List Format

Last name of first author, First and middle initial of first author. & Last name of second author,

     First and middle initial of second 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)

(First Author’s Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year of publication, p. #)


In-Text Citation Format (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(First Author’s Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year of publication)

References List Example

Murphy, J. P., & Murphy, S. A. (2018). Get ready, get in, get through: Factors that influence 

     Latino college student success. Journal of Latinos & Education, 17(1), 3–17.


In-Text Citation Example (Direct Quote)

(Murphy & Murphy, 2018, p. 308)


In-Text Citation Example (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Murphy & Murphy, 2018)

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