Do you need to include the full URL?
When you are citing a subscription database do NOT include the full long URL.
Rule: Subscription Database
Don't: Since a subscription database item is only available if the reader has access, you should not include the long URL of the item.
Do: Do include the homepage URL of the database to show the reader the name of the publisher and how one would be able to access the item if they obtained a subscription to the database.
Bad Example: Tuggy, M.L., & Gilliam, M. (2013, July 28). Knee Injury.St. Louis: Elsevier. Retrieved July, 8, 2015 from https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/
Good Example: Tuggy, M.L., & Gilliam, M. (2013, July 28). Knee Injury.St. Louis: Elsevier. Retrieved July, 8, 2015 from www.clinicalkey.com
See: APA blog What to Use—The Full Document URL or Home Page URL?
(Author Surname, Year/last updated)
Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update if not known, put n.d.). Title of specific document. Publisher. Retrieved date from URL database homepage
In-Text Citation: DynamedPlus
DynamedPlus (2017, July 18). Diabetes mellitus type 2 in children and adolescents. Ipswich MA: EBSCO. Retrieved August 3, 2017 from www.dynamed.com
In-Text Citation: FirstConsult
(Dietrich & Kreindler, 2015)
Dietrich, A., & Kriendler, J.L. (2015, April 17). Asthma in Children. St. Louis: Elsevier. Retrieved January, 15, 2016 from www.clinicalkey.com
In-Text Citation: Epocrates
(Shah & Kantharia, 2017)
Shah, A.N., & Kantharia, B.K. (2017, January 23). Acute atrial fibrillation. San Mateo, CA : Epocrates, Inc. Retrieved August, 2, 2017 from www.epocrates.com
Example: Pediatric Care Online
In-Text Citation: Pediatric Care Online
(Pediatric Care Online, 2017)
References: Pediatric Care Online
Pediatric Care Online. (2016, May 18). Kawasaki Disease. Washington, DC : American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved August 2, 2017 from https://pediatriccare.solutions.aap.org