Q. How do I cite a database? Is it the same as a website?


The APA Help guide will show you how to cite a database.

  • Click on References and In-text Citation Examples
  • Look for Library Databases for examples of how to cite them.


Article: General Format

Author Last Name, First & Middle Initials. (Date). Title of article: Subtitle of article. Title of Source, Volume(Issue), Page numbers. Retrieved from Name of Database.


Paraphrase: (Author Last Name, Year).
Quotation: (Author Last Name, Year, p. Page Number).

Thank you for your question.  For further questions, consult your campus librarian.


  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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