Answered By: Rodney Birch
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016     Views: 10

Pure standard APA citation rules indicate that "Retrieved by" and the URL is not necessary when citing an article from a library database. However, in the case of a CANVAS course, yes, include the URL. Since your classmates are also NNU students that URL will work as a persistent link back to the article and in a discussion board that will be helpful so that your classmates can easily get to and read the article for themselves.