Q. The source citation at the bottom of the opposing viewpoints, is that the proper way (APA) to format that type of article?

Answer

The database may provide you with the information you need to create an APA citation, but the information will not be in the correct format.  It can be a good starting point, but you will have to edit the information to make it APA compliant as shown in the examples below.

The Baker College APA Help guide shows that the correct citation format for Opposing Viewpoints is:

Example--Viewpoint Essay

Diller, V. (2013). Altered fashion magazine photographs contribute to unrealistic body images. In L. I. Gerdes (Ed.), Opposing Viewpoints. The Culture of Beauty. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press. Retrieved from Opposing Viewpoints in Context database.

In-text
Paraphrase: (Diller, 2013). Quotation: (Diller, 2013, para. 5).


Example--Magazine Article

Jones, A. (2014, April 4). Alzheimer's is expensive, deadly and growing. So where's the research money? Newsweek, 162(13), 1. Retrieved from Opposing Viewpoints in Context database.

In-text
Paraphrase: (Jones, 2014). Quotation: (Jones, 2014, p. 1)

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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