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Business: APA Citation

This guide will introduce you to resources that will help you to conduct research on topics related to business, economics, and marketing.

Citing Company and Industry Profiles

Company and industry profiles often lack much of the information in standard reference list citations.
These examples demonstrate how to adapt the profiles to APA citation style.

Company profile with author listed
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of report. Database name.

Colbert, C. (2011). Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA United States. Hoovers database.

Company profile with no author
Title of report. (Year). Database name.

Netflix, Inc. Lansing, MI United States. (2011). Hoovers database.

Company profile retrieved from a website
Author or Group Name. (Date). Title. URL

MetroPCS Communications. (n.d.). metroPCS: Wireless for all: Annual report 2010.

For more information, see the guide by Indian River State College.

Common Reference Citations (7th Ed)

APA reference citations have four elements: author, publication date, title, and source. These examples are color-coded for your reference.

Journal Article
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Periodical, volume(issue), #-#, (if available)

Rawlings, D., & Tieman, J. (2015). Patient and care information: Can they read and understand it? An

          example from palliative care. Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, 58(2), 43-52.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book. Publisher. DOI or URL (if available)

Armenta, A. (2017). Protect, serve, and deport: The rise of policing as immigration enforcement. University

          of California Press. 

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of work. Website Name. URL

Bologna, C. (2018, June 27). What happens to your mind and body when you feel homesick? HuffPost.


Name of Group. (Date). Title of work. Site Name (if different from author). URL

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety.


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