What If I'm Using An Electronic Copy
Of A Book Or An Article?
Depending on which citation style you are using, you will need to
differentiate between print and online copies.
Each style has its own rules for formatting this information.
For example, you might need to include the online database where you
retrieved the information. Including a URL of a journal or website can be
appropriate for some citations. Many online sources now include a Digital
Object Identifier (DOI) for the text. A DOI is a unique identifier assigned to
the online content in order to locate that content on the Internet.
- URLs and DOIs are not enough for a citation.
- You still must include the basic bibliographic information when citing a source.