The information on this page refers to the 6th edition of APA style. Most programs now follow the newer 7th edition of APA style.
This page is only intended for students following APA 6. This generally will only apply to students in the EdD program who entered in Summer 2020 or earlier (Cohorts 1, 2, and 3).
If you have not been specifically instructed to follow the 6th edition of APA style, do not use this page. Go to the APA 7th edition guide instead.
The doi is preferred over the URL.
Format it as
Citation format: Author, A. (2010). How to find a doi number. The Journal of Citing Sources, 8(1). 38-48. https://doi.org/10.21061/jots.v39i1.a.1
To locate the DOI
If you tried Steps 1-3, give up on the doi. Not every article has one.
Instead, paste the journal's home page URL (web address) into the reference entry. Don't use the page where the article is actually located, always use the home page.
Citation format: Author, A. (2010). How to find a doi number. The Journal of Citing Sources, 8(1). 38-48. Retrieved from http://www.ThisIsTheJournalWebsite.com
Thus saith APA.