Database

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Content Published by a Database

For a database article published directly online by the database with no in print original

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Database Name, Month Date, Year Published. Accessed Month Date, Year. URL.
*URL Note: Only include if URL is stable. If none, use database name instead.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if there is no publication date

Note: The footer shows that the source was published originally by the database. You can look for the citation of the article to give you an idea if the source was originally published elsewhere and then hosted by the database, or published by the database itself.
Citation: “J. D. Salinger.” Contemporary Authors, February 25, 2010. Gale.
Newspaper Article via Database

A structured, electronic collection that may contain full-text articles, abstracts, data, and citations – typically requires subscription access

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title (City), Month Day, Year Published, Edition ed. Accessed Month Day, Year. URL.
*City Note: Only include if city is not in newspaper title. Do not include if well known or nationally published.
*URL Note: Only include if URL is stable. If none, use database name instead.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if there is no publication date

Citation: Anand, Geeta. “Fire and Fumes Can’t Drive Indians from Hellish Village.” Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2010, Eastern ed. ProQuest Newspapers.
Encyclopedia Article via Database

For an encyclopedia article published directly online by the database with no in print original

Structure: Last, First M. Encyclopedia Name. Edition ed. City: Publisher, Year Published. Accessed Month Date, Year. URL.
*URL Note: Only include if URL is stable. If none, use database name instead.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if there is no publication date

Citation: Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern. 6th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Credo Reference.

 

 

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