UNSW library offers students access to the full text of journals articles, newspapers, and other publications through searchable databases. They are usually accessed through the Library Resource Database, or through MyCourse materials. Journals in full text databases are usually available via subscription by the library. For this reason, cite the database name and the date of access. Full text databases include ProQuest, EAI, and Wiley Interscience.
Library-subscribed resources usually have URLs that will not work independently, so URLs are not generally included when citing database resources.
To cite a journal article from full text database
Cite as you would a journal article:
(Nicholls 2006, p. 171)
Articles retrieved from databases are usually in pdf form and have page numbers.
List of references
Nicholls, D 2006, "Does the meaning mean a thing?": Johnny Young's hit songs of the 60s-70s', Australian Cultural History, No 2, pp. 163-183, accessed 11 May 2007 from Informit Full Text Database, ISSN; 0728-8433.
Holmes, S 2004, "But this Time You Choose!': Approaching the 'Interactive' audience in reality TV', International Journal of Cultural Studies, No. 7, pp. 213-231, accessed 3 March 2007 from Sage Journals Online.
Cite the article as you would the same article in a print publication, listing:
- author(s) name and initials
- title of the article (between single quotation marks)
- title of journal (in italics)
- any publication information (volume, number etc.)
- page range
- accessed day month year (the date you accessed the article)
- from name of database
- item number (if given)
- DOI (Digital Object Identifier), if available