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 information to create an APA citation, but the information will not be in the correct format. It can be a good starting point, but be sure to edit the information to make it APA compliant as shown in the examples below.

To see the correct citation format, visit APA Help guide:

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 Gale Opposing Viewpoints 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 Gale Opposing Viewpoints database.

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

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  • Last Updated Feb 19, 2020
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