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Family Life Education Methodology: Electronic Articles

Electronic Articles

Electronic articles are ones that you can find the full-text of online, either via a library database like Education Research Complete, or via google. The citations to electronic articles are very similar to print articles, however you do need additional information. There is also no period at the end of the citation, and the url should not be hyperlinked (you may have to remove the hyperlink if you use Microsoft Word).

To write a citation for an electronic  article you need the following pieces of information:

  • Author(s)
  • Publication date (this could be the year, or the year and month)
  • Article title
  • Journal or Magaize title (this is italicized)
  • Volume number (this is italicized)
  • Issue number 
  • Page numbers
  • DOI number or URL of the journal or magazine (the doi number will be printed on the article or provided in the database record. If a doi number is given you always use it. Only use the URL of the journal or magazine if a doi number is not available)


Atwater, M. M., Freeman, T., Butler, M. B., & Draper-Morris, J. (2010). A case study of science teacher candidates' understandings and

actions related to the culturally responsive teaching of 'other' students. International Journal of Environmental and Science

Education, 5, 287-318. Retrieved from

(electronic journal article that does not have a doi number)

Coplan, R. J., & Weeks, M. (2010). Unsociability in middle childhood: Conceptualization, assessment, and associations with

socioemotional functioning. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 56, 105-130. Retrieved from 

(electronic journal article that does not have a doi number)

Hann, E., & Zablocki, M. (2010). Response to intervention and advocating for special education needs. Children's Rights Litigation,

12(4), 1-17. Retrieved from

(electronic magazine, no month provided, no doi number) 

McCall, A. L. (2010). Teaching powerful social studies ideas through literature circles. Social Studies, 101, 152-159. doi:


(electronic journal article that has a doi number)

Ryder, J., Tunmer, W., & Greaney, K. (2008). Explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonemically based decoding skills as an

intervention strategy for struggling readers in whole language classrooms. Reading and Writing, 21, 349-369. doi:


(electronic journal article that has a doi number)

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