If you are unable to locate a DOI number for your article, you must then include the name of the database the article came from and any accession or document id# associated with the article.

Since the Psychology Database Collection is a collection of many databases, we do not know immediately which database our article came from! Similarly, had we been using ProQuest we would not know, because this also is a collection of different databases. However, each of these database collections does include this information, we just need to know where to find it:


In the Psychology Database Collection (EBSCOhost), simply click on the title of the citation, scroll down a bit, and you will see the database among a list of other data, for example:





There is also an accession number (AN):




If you happen to be using ProQuest, you would click on the article, and then look for the 'Cite' link:


Clicking 'Cite' will give you a citation that includes the database name (such as ProQuest Central, etc.) Warning: the citations it creates for you are approximate and often flawed. If you use this feature, be sure to double-check it!!


ProQuest uses a number called a document ID# to identify articles. This can be found at the bottom of the record, following the article:


Now that we've learned how to find database names and article numbers, let's redo our citation, assuming that there was no DOI number assigned:


Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in

         organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and

       Research, 45(2), 10-36. Retrieved from PsycArticles database