The American Psychological Association developed this standardized writing style for use in the social and behavioral sciences. At ENC, APA is used for critical writing, business, education, psychology, and social work.
For more information, check out "The Basics of 7th Edition APA Style Tutorial."
A DOI or Digital Object Identifier is a string of numbers and letters that identifies a published journal article and provides a perisistent link to the article online. All DOIs begin with the number 10. Using a DOI resolver from the International DOI Foundation, you can locate the article on the Internet.
When citing a journal article from a website or database, use the DOI assigned by the article publisher. If a DOI was not assigned to the article, use a persistent URL. Some databases will generate the permanent URL for users.