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APA Style Help

APA (American Psychological Association) style is the most commonly used citation style in business, economics, social entrepreneurship, and related disciplines. However, please check with your instructor for their preferred citation style before using APA style in your own work. Below are some resources to get you started with APA style.

APA Manual

Available in print at the library.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Generators

Citation generator help create reference citations. They are NOT citation management tools, which have more sophisticated options for in-text citations and long term storage of bibliographies. With these websites, simply select the citation style and the type of resource (book, article, webpage, etc.), and fill-in the required fields. With a citation generator, you manually enter the data, then copy and paste into your Reference/Bibliography page.

How to Cite IBISWorld

If there is an author:
Haider, Z. (2014, January). Commercial Banking in the US. IBISWorld Industry Report 52211. Retrieved from IBISWorld database.

If no author name is given:
IBISWorld. (2014, August). Single Location Full-Service Restaurants in the US. IBISWorld Industry Risk Rating Report 72211b. Retrieved from IBISWorld database.

How to Cite Business Databases

Jim Vileta's webpage from the University of Minnesota has excellent examples for citing a variety of business databases using the APA format.