Answered By: Iris Carroll
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 275

Great question!

The databases Issues & Controversies is different from most of our other databases in that it creates its own content and that content (a.k.a., articles) does not appear in print anywhere. Because of this distinction, you cite those articles differently than you would articles you get from Gale or EBSCO.

In APA format, you treat those articles like original content generated from a library database and would cite an article as follows:

Article title. (article date). Retrieved from Database name and article accession number OR database URL.

For example:

European debt crisis. (2012, January 9). Retrieved from Issues & Controversies database. (Accession No. i1700020)