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Citing Business Sources in APA Style: In-Text Citation: Guidelines & Examples

Guidelines & Examples

You need to provide an in-text citation when you quote or paraphrase from another source. Every in-text citation corresponds to an entry in the References section of the paper. [APA sample paper]

Guidelines:

  • Use the author-date method of in-text citation. If there is no author, use corporate author (the company that produced the report, e.g., Euromonitor International is the corporate author that produced the report in the Passport database). 
  • Citing a webpage with no author.
  • When using direct quotes, include a page number. If there is no page number, use paragraph number. If neither is available, use heading or section and then paragraph number under that heading/section
  • Citing secondary sources
  • More guidelines and examples from Purdue OWL

Examples:

In-text citation: (any of the following ways to paraphrase or quote) ** Yes, you MUST cite your sources when paraphrasing!

According to Euromonitor International (2017), the craft beer market is starting to saturate... 

After a long period of growth, the US craft beer market is starting to saturate (Euromonitor International, 2017) .

In fact, "craft beer, long a driver of beer volumes, underwent what will undoubtedly be noted as the early stages of saturation in 2016" (Euromonitor International, 2017, Trend section, para. 1). 

According to Eurormonitor International (2017), "craft beer, long a driver of beer volumes, underwent what will undoubtedly be noted as the early stages of saturation in 2016" (Trend section, para. 1). 

Corresponding entry in References section of the paper:

Euromonitor International. (2017, June). Beer in the US. Retrieved from Passport database.