Answered By: Robert Miller
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2023     Views: 1755

When creating APA reference citations from the library databases that have a DOI, you should remove the ezproxy.umgc from the DOI link.

Here is how you can do that:

In an EBSCO database you can generate an APA citation like this:

  1. Click the article title
  2. On the right, click on "Cite"
  3. In the middle of the page, scroll down to the APA citation, which you can then copy

But when you use the "Cite" tool in EBSCO, it generates an APA citation that does contain ezproxy.umgc in the DOI link. It will often look like this:

DeSanctis, G., & Jackson, B. M. (1994). Coordination of information technology management: Team-based structures and computer-based communication systems. Journal of Management Information Systems, 10(4), 85–110.

Change that link this way:

  1. Change doi-org to (change the hyphen to a dot)
  2. Delete this part: (delete the first dot, delete, and leave in the forward slash)

That will give you a DOI link that looks like this:

That DOI link will go to the article record that is publicly available on the web. 

Also see this FAQ: