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Use a Citation to Find a Journal Article

Breaking Down an Article Citation

Before you can search for an article using a citation, you will need to know the different components of an article citation. Below are breakdowns of the three most common citation styles.

APA 7th Edition

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. Retrieved from URL (If online article).

Example:

DeAnda, R.(2019). Stop the Bottleneck: Improving Patient Throughput in the Emergency Department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(6), 582-588.

 

Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume Number, Issue Number (Issue Date): page range. DOI or URL (If online article).

Example:

DeAnda, Ray. "Stop the Bottleneck: Improving Patient Throughput in the Emergency Department." Journal of Emergency Nursing 44, no. 6 (11, 2018): 582-588.

 

MLA 8th Edition

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, page range. Title of Database, DOI or URL. Date of Access (If online article).

Example:

De Anda, Ray. "Stop the Bottleneck: Improving Patient Throughput in the Emergency Department." Journal of Emergency Nursing, vol. 44, no. 6, 2018, pp. 582-588.