Citing Business Sources in APA Style: About & Additional Help
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About & Disclaimer
This guide is created to help students cite business resources in APA style. The examples in the guide are adaptations based on interpretation of APA rules (7th ed.), as APA doesn't provide specific instructions or examples for unique business resources like annual reports or company profiles.
APA style is often used by researchers in the social sciences such as psychology, education, and business, while MLA style is used mostly in the humanities such as language, literature, and art. Here is a concise style comparison. It's recommended that business students use APA style whenever possible.
However, always check with your instructor about the expected style and any special requirements. If you want to contribute an article to an academic journal, check the journal website (there should be a section called "instruction/information for authors", "submission guidelines", or something similar), as different publications may have their own unique styles.
APA Guides & Tutorials
Many other libraries created guides on citing specific business resources. You can find examples by googling cite [database/source name] APA 7th. However, examples for even the same source are based on personal interpretation and may not be identical. Use your best judgment based on your own understanding of APA rules.
The following guides were consulted in the creation of this guide: