I have retrieved a multitude of articles at times and then copied and pasted an auto formatted cite from the university library’s dbs, including EBSCO… When I do this, it always includes at the end “retrieved from xx database on July 1, 2009” or something akin to this. Now, I can copy and paste this in my cites in a manual way to my WORD doc.
Now, since I started using EN (i use X3 on windows XP pro SP3 with Word 2007), I don’t copy and paste anymore and just have X3 cite using CWYW. I noticed that it never includes this retrieval date due to the fact, I am sure, that when I download the cite using export option, I am getting the actual file of info I need and it doen’t include a dynamic retrieval date. My question is:, which way is correct? When I retrieve from an electronic db, I thought I had to include the date. I don’t have the latest APA formatting manua 5th ed., but I was wondering, who is correct?
Thanks a lot.