Business researchers most often use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. Check with your instructor.
Some basic guidelines:
Attribution - it's okay to use someone else's work, but credit them for it. Even when you don't use a direct quote or paraphrase another's work, if you derive some useful ideas or learn something from your reading, acknowledge that by including a citation 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.
Example References page
Electronic Style Guides
Below are additional sources 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- enter whatever information you have (title, author, journal) to generate a full citation. Download or copy/paste it. These sites will also generate in-text citations.
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