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The APA manual is the official guide of APA citation formatting. You can find the manual at the reference desk and in the reference section of the library's collection.
Citing Business Sources
APA doesn't provide specific instructions or examples for unique business resources like annual reports or company profiles. Instead, the following examples are adaptations based on interpretation of APA rules (6th ed.).
There are quite a few different ways to properly cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:
- MLA style (Modern Language Association) is typically used by the Humanities
- APA style (American Psychological Association) often is used by Education, Psychology, and Business
- Chicago/Turabian (Professor Turabian, University of Chicago) is generally used by History and some of the Fine Arts
Bottom line: Check with your instructor to make sure you use the style required for that class. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!
Why Cite? The point of citation is to give credit to the author of your sources and explain to your professor where you found the information to support the argument of your paper.
Citing Tables and Graphs in APA