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Online Resources: Leadership Quarterly

Learn about the library's online resources: what types of sources they contain, search strategies, and unique features.

About Leadership Quarterly

The Leadership Quarterly

This journal covers the broad range of leadership topics and research worldwide.

Accessing The Leadership Quarterly

Do I have to log in?

If you are using the Central Penn network, you should be able to directly access the resource. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Single Sign-On username and password. Contact the library if you have any problems accessing the resource.

Searching in The Leadership Quarterly

Search for articles using the search option below the journal information, or if the specific issue is known, you can navigate to it using the 'View all issues option'.

Leadership quarterly home screen

On the search result screen the green dot indicates that Central Penn has full text access to the article. 

Results can be narrowed by using the fields to the left of the results list.


Click either the article title or 'download pdf' to access the article.

Citing The Leadership Quarterly

Select an article. To cite the article you can either build your citation from the information on the article page, or copy and past the information from the “Export” option at the top of the page. Click the Export button and select the “Export citation to text" option.

Leadership quarterly export citation


Even with the export option, your citation will not be in proper APA format! You will need edit it to be formatted properly.

Use the template below to properly create most citations for articles from The Leadership Quarterly:

Author's last name, first initial. middle initial. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume#(issue#), pages-pages. DOI or URL

The citation in this case should look like this:

Foti, R.J., Hansbrough, T.K., Epitropaki, O., & Coyle, P.T. (2017). Dynamic viewpoints on implicit leadership and followership theories: Approaches, findings, and future directions. Leadership Quarterly, 28 (2), 261-267.

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