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Q. Dear Q&A, We are an undergraduate academic library where students access most of the articles they cite from online databases such as EBSCO HOST Academic Search Premier. Our faculty would like to know how you would suggest citing articles from this source, as the URLs on these databases are not persistent. Thank you.

A. Cite the source as you normally would, then add the name of the database and, in parentheses, any accession number provided by the database. Some databases recommend a stable URL that you should use instead. Most databases, included EBSCO, include this information along with the items in their archives. For more information and some examples, see 14.271.