Last Updated: 22 Feb, 2016 Views: 172
If you can’t find the DOI of a journal article, you use the URL of the home page of the journal - not the URL of the article itself.
So if your URL is really long, you have probably mistakenly used the URL of the article. Google the name of the journal to find the URL of the home page of the journal and use that instead.
See the examples on the journal article page of the APA LibGuide
Townsville +61 7 4781 5500 or ext 15500 (select option 2)
Cairns +61 7 4232 1777 or ext 21777 (select option 2)