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APA (6th Edition) for Nursing and Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences: Doi's

Information about the 6th Edition of the APA Publication Manual


This subject guide provides information about the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Information about the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual may be found on a separate subject guide, linked below.


You need to try and find a doi for all articles retrieved electronically (whether through a database, the library’s website, google, google scholar, etc.)

a.  APA requires you to list a doi if one is available

b.  Sometimes doi’s may appear in the citation sent from a database but often they are not included.

c.  Check the first page of an article carefully to see if a doi is available. Doi’s often appear at the top of the page but may also appear in other places such as the side or bottom of the page or within the abstract.

d. IIf there is no doi listed, you can check CrossRef to see if one is available there. Search by entering the article title in the search box.

Examples of doi within an article page

Top of page, left side

image of doi found on the upper left corner of the first page of an article



Side of page

image of a doi found on the side of the first page of an article




At end of Abstract

image of a doi found at the end of an abstract on the first page of an article

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