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Citing Business Sources Using APA 

APA (American Psychological Association) citation style is most often used in the Social Sciences, including Business.  This guide provides APA citation style examples for select business sources at Baily Library.

APA Formatting Rules

  • Start the reference list on a new page at the end of your document
  • Type the word References across the top center of the page
  • List sources alphabetical, excluding the words a, an, and the
  • Double space all entries
  • Left align the first line of each entry and indent subsequent lines

Business Source Premier

    Journal Article

      Buckley, M. (2008). Two principles of broadcast media ownership for a democratic society. Journal of Business Ethics, 82(4), 821-834. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from Business Source Premier database.

    Company Report

    Datamonitor. (2007, May 16). Trinity Industries company profile. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from Business Source Premier database.

Industry Report

    Datamonitor. (2008, May). Automobiles industry profile Global. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from Business Source Premier database.

IBISWorld

    Industry Report

      IBISWorld. (2008). 42245 - Confectionery wholesaling in the US. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from IBISWorld database.

Mergent Online

    Company Report

    Mergent. (2008). Trinity Industries: Company financials. Retieved October 22, 2008, from Mergent Online database.

    SEC Filing

    PepsiCo, Inc. (2008, February 15). Form 10-K. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from Mergent Online database.

Web Resources

    Annual Report

      Microsoft Corp. (2008). Annual report. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from http://www.microsoft.com/msft/reports/
      ar08/index.html

    Association Web Site

    National Restaurant Association. (2008). Inudstry research. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from http://www.restaurant.org/research

    Company Web Site

      The Walt Disney Company. (n.d.). Company overview.
      Retrieved October 22, 2008, from http://corporate.
      disney.go.com/corporate/overview.html

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