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How do I cite articles from the library's databases?

When you cite a full text article retrieved from a Webster University Libraries database, some citation styles require you to cite the database name and/or a URL. Here’s how the University's most-used citation styles address this issue:

  • APA (7th): Include only the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) if it is available. If there is no DOI listed in the database or on the article itself, do not include any database information or a URL.
  • MLA (9th), Chicago, AMA, Harvard: If a DOI is present, add both it and the database name to the citation. If a DOI is not present, include the database name and provide the database permalink or URL (if there is no permalink).

Be sure to check the citation guide for how to format the citation required for your assignment.

Request books or articles

If the full-text is not available online (e.g. via Article Linker for articles or as an eBook), see our Request Books or Articles page to learn how the library can help students, faculty and staff to obtain the text (at no cost to you).

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete, our largest business and management article database, offers primarily scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles from a variety of publications. It is often the best place to start searching for articles.

Looking for a specific article or periodical, e.g Harvard Business Review?

Search the Journal / magazine / newspaper A-Z list to discover if the periodical you seek is one of more than 80,000 titles available full-text online or in print from the library.

Additional Databases

The following databases may provide a different focus for your search. You might use them in addition to Business Source Complete (above).