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APA 6th Edition - Creating Business Citations

See examples of how to cite information taken from business databases using the 6th edition of APA.  Always place References entries in alphabetical order by the author's surname.

Online Resources

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2010)

The APA's official citation style guide is used widely in social sciences and health sciences publications to cite sources and offers structured guidance for writing a formal paper.

Examples and tips for using APA:

Using a DOI (in APA-formatted papers)

APA usage of DOIs

When available, DOI's replace publisher URLs - per pages 187-191 in APA's 6th edition.  Although DOIs are used by many scholarly publications, not all databases or publishers have adopted this standard. Refer to the APA guide to handle those situations or follow your faculty member's instructions for citing electronic sources. 

 WHAT is a DOI?

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) provide a unique and permanent online link to a specific article, book, or written publication. Each item has its own DOI consisting of a string of numbers and/or letters. 

"The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) System is for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI® names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They are used to provide current information, including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change.   ...Over 50 million DOI names have been assigned... "  (http://www.doi.org/)

Citing Resources APA Part 1

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A 5 minute video to get you started with your citations.  If the below recording does not show or if you want to view a larger version, try this URL http://www.screencast.com/t/ucRAcLV8uH

Citing Resources Part 2

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A 5 minute video to give you practice citing.  Please feel free to pause this video during your practice.  If the below recording does not show or if you want to view a larger version, try this URL http://www.screencast.com/t/hu2sENaFysy

Citing Resources Part 2 Handout

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