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Within your reports and papers, you'll need to include in-text citations whenever you refer to outside sources or include charts or other visuals, in addition to your full reference list. This will allow your readers to easily trace back each piece of information to your credible source, thereby strengthening your argument.
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.
Below are examples of how to cite some popular business resources, based upon our interpretation of the APA 6th edition rules.
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.
Datamonitor. (2011, May 6). Alcoa Inc. [company profile]. Retrieved from Business Source Premier.
Datamonitor (2008). Organic food industry profile: United States. Retrieved from Business Source Premier.
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 Premier.
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.
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.
By one author
Drucker, Peter (2011). Technology, management, and society. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.
By two authors
Wheeler, A. & Katz, J. (2011). Brand Atlas : Branding intelligence made visible. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
By three to seven authors
Harrington, L.H., Boyson, S., & Corsi, T.M. (2011). X-SCM : the new science of X-treme supply chain management. New York, NY: Routledge.
Rao, A. (2010). Brand Alliances. In. B. Loken, R. Ahluwalia & M.J. Houston (Eds.), Brands and Brand Management. (pp. 43- 61). New York, NY: Routledge.
Wörtche, G. (2010). Investment strategies: implementation and performance. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com