Citing sources properly is necessary to demonstrate where your information is coming from. It also helps keep you from accidentally plagiarizing.
Be sure to check with your instructor to see what citation format you should be using.
Learn more about how citations help you reference information so others can locate it.
Below are examples of how to cite some popular business resources, based upon our interpretation of the APA 6th edition rules.
|Academic LexisNexis||Annual Reports||Business Insights: Global||Business Source Complete|
|Census.gov||Global Market Information Database (GMID) / Passport / Euromonitor||IBISWorld||Mergent Online|
|Standard & Poor's Industry Survey||Value Line||10-K|
Hoover's Inc. (2012, March 6). H.J. Heinz Company. Hoover's Company Records - In-depth records. Retrieved from Academic Lexis-Nexis.
Disclosure Inc. (2011, Sept 6). H.J. Heinz Company. Disclosure SEC Database. Retrieved from Academic Lexis-Nexis.
Kanter, J. (2011, Dec 13). Google's Acquisition of Motorola Delayed. The New York Times. pp. B5. Retrieved from Academic Lexis-Nexis.
Honda Motor Co. (2011). Annual report 2011. Retrieved from http://www.honda.com
Alcoa Inc. (2011). 2010 Annual report and Form 10-K. Retrieved from MergentOnline.
Gale Group. (2011). Facebook, Inc. [company profile]. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.
Datamonitor. (2008, April 15). Global-Oil & Gas Exploration & Production. Datamonitor Industry Market Research. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.
Gale Group. (2008). Facebook, Inc. International directory of company histories. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.
"Top social networking sites worldwide, 2007" (2007, November 1). Wall Street Journal, p. B3. Reproduced in Market share reporter 2009. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.
Gale Group. (2011). Social media. Encyclopedia of emerging industries. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.
Datamonitor. (2011, May 6). Alcoa Inc. [company profile]. Retrieved from Business Source Complete.
Datamonitor (2008). Organic food industry profile: United States. Retrieved from Business Source Complete.
Barnes Reports (2012). U.S. ship & boat building industry. [industry report]. Retrieved from Business Source Complete.
Ritter, R. C. (2004). When Offshore Manufacturing Doesn't Make Sense. McKinsey Quarterly, 4, 124. Retrieved from Business Source Complete.
U.S. Census Bureau. (2010). Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania -- Profile of general population and housing characteristics: 2010. [table]. 2010 Demographic Profile Data. Retrieved from U.S. Census Bureau website http://www.census.gov.
U.S. Census Bureau. (2007). Pennsylvania -- Economy-Wide Key Statistics: 2007. [table]. 2007 Economic Census. Retrieved from U.S. Census Bureau website http://www.census.gov.
County Business Patterns
U.S. Census Bureau. (2009). Allegheny County, Pennsylvania -- Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns. [table]. 2009 Business Patterns. Retrieved from U.S. Census Bureau website http://www.census.gov.
Euromonitor. (2012). Market Sizes- Historic- Retail Value RSP- US$mm- Current Prices Year-on-Year Exchange Rates- Packaged Food. [Statistics]. Retrieved from Passport.
Euromonitor. (2011, Dec 1). Annual Study 2011: Generational Differences. Retrieved from Passport.
Jones, A. (2011, June). Family clothing stores in the US. Retrieved from IBISWorld.
Mergent. (2011). Apple Inc. Company Financials. Retrieved from Mergent Online.
Standard & Poor's. (2007, November 29). Industry Surveys: Apparel & Footwear. New York: Standard & Poor's.
Value Line. (2004, October 1). Sprint Corporation stock report. Value Line Investment Surveys 60(5): 737. New York: Value Line, Inc.
H.J. Heinz Company. (2011, June 16). Form 10-K. Fiscal year ended April 27, 2011. Retrieved from SEC Edgar website http://www.sec.gov.