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This example utilizes APA 6th edition. Check with your professor regarding the appropriate citation style for your course.
The following is an example of references on a reference page for the type of sources you will be using for this assignment. Examples of in-text references can be found in the Citation Help Research Guide.
Afterman, A.B. and Jones, R.H. (2015, January). Part II: Balance sheet [2: Cash]. In Accounting and Auditing Disclosure Manual. Retrieved from Checkpoint database
American Institute of CPA’s. (2012). AAG Airlines [Chapter 1‐The Airline Industry]. In Audit and Accounting Guides. Retrieved from Checkpoint database
FTSE Russell. (2017). Amazon.com Inc. [Company financials]. Retrieved June 27, 2019, from Mergent Online database
Southwest Airlines Co. (2018, August 1). Form 10‐Q. Retrieved from https://www.southwest.com