Here are two common citation styles you can use to avoid plagiarism and give clear references to the articles you find. Always pay attention to which style your professor asks you to use in your assignment.
Here is the general format for the APA citation of an academic journal article (examples from the Purdue OWL), along with a sample citation.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy
Aoyagi, K., Santos, C. E., & Updegraff, K. A. (2018). Longitudinal associations between gender and ethnic-racial identity felt pressure from family and peers and self-esteem among African American and Latino/a youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(1), 207–221. https://doi.org./10.1007/s10964-017-0750-0
Note: APA style requires the inclusion of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) if the article has one. If you can't find the DOI in the article itself, you can look it up on Crossref (select "Metadata search") or ask a librarian!
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Here is the general format for the ASA citation of an academic journal article, along with a sample citation (examples from the Purdue OWL).
Author's full name, inverted so that last name appears first and any additional authors. Year. “Article Title in Title Caps and in Quotes.” Journal Title in Title Caps and Italicized Volume Number(Issue Number):page numbers of article.
Coe, Deborah L., and James D. Davidson. 2011. “The Origins of Legacy Admissions: A Sociological Explanation.” Review of Religious Research 52(3):233-47.
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