Business researchers most often u se the American Psychological Association (APA) citation, but be sure to check with your instructor.
Some basic guidelines:
Attribution - it's okay to use someone else's work as long as you give them credit for it in your assignment. Even if you don't use a direct quote or even paraphrase content from another's work, if you derive some useful ideas, learn something from your reading, it's a good idea to acknowledge that in your Works Cited or References list.
Paraphrase - when you discuss someone's work or ideas in your own words. Yes, you need to cite the work.
Direct quotation - using an author's exact words in your paper.
Use opening and closing quotation marks ("")
A quote of less than 40 words is inserted directly into the text
A quote of more than 40 words
Indent the quote one-half inch
Do not use quotation marks
Do not include extra spacing between the quote and the rest of the text
Electronic Style Guides
Below are additional sites for citation information, some of which will actually generate citations based on the information you input. Please note: if you enter incorrect information, the generated citation will be incorrect.
Online citation generators- if you have part of the citation (Title, author, journal) in the search box. Check the results list for you specific citation. Download or copy/paste it. These sites will also generate an in-text citation.
Example References page
Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (Year). Article title: And subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(Issue), page range. Retrieved from URL of journal homepage/database
in-text citation: (Roulac, 1996)
Roulac, S. E. (1996). The strategic real estate framework: Processes, linkages, decisions. The Journal of Real Estate
Research, 12(3), 323-346. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.fgcu.edu/login?
in-text citation: (Deacle & Elyasiani, 2014)
Deacle, S., & Elyasiani, E. (2014). Real estate investment by bank holding companies and their risk and return:
Nonparametric and GARCH procedures. Applied Financial Economics, 24(13), 907. Retrieved from
Author, A. A. (year). Title of document [Format]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx
in-text citation: (U.S. Energy Information Administration)
Short-term energy outlook - U.S. energy information administration (EIA) Retrieved from http://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/
Author, A. A. (year). Title of book. Location: Publisher.
in-text citation: (Webber, 2014)
Webber, J. (2014). Get rich slow: Your guide to producing income & building wealth with rental real
estate. New York, US: Business Expert Press.
Author, A. (Year). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xx-xxx). Location: Publisher.
in-text citation: (Stahl, 2003)
Stahl, B. C. (2003). Ethics Management Systems, Responsibility and Information Technology. Wieland, J. (Ed.), Standards
and audits for ethics management systems: The European perspective. (pp. 216-232). Berlin:New York:Springer.
Author, A., & Author, B. (year, month day). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from http://xxxxx
in-text citation: (By, 1998)
By, M. S. (1998, Sep 15). Financing small businesses: Market turmoil stunts financing for small businesses. Wall
Street Journal. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.fgcu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/398624407?
DemographicsNOW. (year). Report title in italics for geographic location. Retrieved from database URL
in-text citation: (DemographicsNow, 2016)
DemographicsNOW. (2016). Demographic snapshot comparison for Fort Myers, FL. Retrieved
Author, A. (year). Report title in italics. Retrieved from IBISWorld database URL
in-text citation: (Rivera, 2016)
Rivera, E. (2016). Real estate loans & collateralized debt in the US. IBISWorld industry report
52229. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.fgcu.edu/login?url=http://clients1.ibisworld.com/
Company name [Company profile]. Retrieved date from database URL
Author, A. (year). Report title in italics. Retrieved from Mintel Reports database URL
in-text citation: (Roberts, 2016)
Roberts, W. (2016). Baby food & drink/feeding babies & toddlers - U.S.- August 2016. Retrieved from
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Company Profile:
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