Citing Business Sources

Chicago Style Manuals

Note: Full text online includes 15th and 16th editions.

Citation Quick Guide
a Chicago Style Q&A and a Tools section featuring sample forms, letters and style sheets.

The Chicago Manual of Style
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X Z253 U69 2003
The 15th edition includes significant new details on how to cite electronic sources.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
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X LB2369 T8 2007
The famous work by Kate Turabian, this latest edition has been altered to conform with the guidelines set in The Chicago Manual of Style.

Citation Guide (Harvard Business School)
http://library.hbs.edu/guides/citationguide.pdf
Footnotes and bibliographic citations for a variety of types of business print and online information sources, including charts, videos, e-mail, interviews, classroom discussions and more. Developed by and used at the Harvard Business School.

Sample Chicago Style Citations for Pardee Library Resources

Chicago Style Sample Citations: Note- initially no indent and then following lines indented.

Print Sources

Book (Print):

Gratton, Lynda. The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014.

Electronic Databases (BU Databases):

Bloomberg (Electronic Database):

Historical Price Line Chart for Apple, Inc. August 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014. Bloomberg LP. Accessed October 17, 2014.

MarketLine Company Profile via Business Source Complete:

“Company Profile: Apple Inc., 19 September 2014.” MarketLine Report via Business Source Complete. Accessed October 17, 2014. http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.bu.edu.

Mergent Online (SEC/EDGAR filing in BU Database):

Apple, Inc. Form 10-K. September 28, 2013. Mergent Online. Accessed October 17, 2014.  http://www.mergentonline.com.ezproxy.bu.edu/.

Mintel Reports (Electronic Database):

“Mobile Apps – US – October 2014.” Mintel.  Accessed October 17, 2014. http://academic.mintel.com.ezproxy.bu.edu/display/679805/.

MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter (Electronic Database):

“Fall 2013 Product Apparel/Accessories.” MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter. Accessed October 17, 2014. http://www.mriplus.com/.

SRDS Online (Electronic Database): “U.S. News & World Report Profile.”

“U.S. News & World Report Profile.” SRDS Media Solutions. Accessed October 17, 2014. http://next.srds.com.ezproxy.bu.edu/.

Article from a BU Database:

ABI/Inform Complete

Overman, Steven. “The Culture of Conscience.” Leadership Excellence  31, no. 10 (October 2014): 49-51. ABI-Inform Complete. Accessed October 17, 2014. http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.bu.edu/docview/1612273015?accountid=9676.

Online Source

Annual Report Available Online:

Apple, Inc. Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended September 28, 2013.  Apple Inc. website. Accessed October 17, 2014. http://investor.apple.com/financials.cfm.

 

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manuals

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See helpful FAQ’s on this site.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
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X BF76.7 P83 2010
The official style manual for the APA.

The world’s easiest guide to using the APA
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X BF76.7 P833 A46 1998
An authoritative and easy-to-use reference work by Carol Amato.

Sample APA Style citations for Pardee Library Resources

APA Sample Citations: Note- initially no indent and then following lines indented.

Print Source:

Book (Print):

Gratton, L. (2014). The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Electronic Databases (BU Databases)

Bloomberg (Electronic Database):

Bloomberg L.P. (2014). Historical Price Line Chart for Apple, Inc. 11/1/03 to 11/1/04. Retrieved October 17, 2014 from Bloomberg L.P.

MarketLine Company Profile via Business Source Complete:

MarketLine Report. (2014, September 19). Company Profile: Apple Inc. Retrieved October 17, 2014 from Business Source Complete database.

Mergent Online (SEC/EDGAR filing in BU database):

Apple, Inc. (2013, September 28). Form 10-K. Retrieved October 17, 2014 from Mergent Online database.

Mintel Reports (Electronic Database):

Mintel. (2014, October). Mobile Apps – US – October 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014 from Mintel Reports database.

MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter (Electronic Database):

MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter. (2013, Fall Product Report). Fall 2013 Product Apparel/Accessories. Retrieved October 17, 2014 from MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter database.

SRDS online (Electronic Database)

SRDS Media Solutions. (n.d.). U.S. News & World Report Profile. Retrieved October 17, 2014 from SRDS Media Solutions database.

Articles from a BU Database:

ABI/Inform Global

Overman, S. (2014). The Culture of Conscience. Leadership Excellence, 31 (10), 49-51.

Online Sources:

Annual Report Available Online:

Apple Inc.(2013).  Apple, Inc. Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended September 28, 2013. Retrieved from http://investor.apple.com/financials.cfm.

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Manuals

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
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X LB2369 G53 1995
The guidelines for MLA documentation style are found in this work. MLA style is widely used by universities, academic presses, and in the humanities subject areas.

Modern Language Association – FAQ’s

http://www.mla.org/publications/style_faq
The FAQ’s answer recurring questions about the use of this style.

Sample MLA Style citations for Pardee Library Resources

MLA Sample Citations: Note- initially no indent and then following lines indented.

Print Source:

Book (Print):

Gratton, Lynda. The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Print.

Electronic Databases (BU Databases):

Bloomberg (Electronic Database): Bloomberg L.P.

Bloomberg L.P. “Historical Price Line Chart for Apple, Inc. 11/1/03 to 11/1/04″. Bloomberg L.P.,2014. Web. 17 October 2014.

MarketLine Company Profile via Business Source Complete:

MarketLine Report. “Company Profile: Apple Inc.Business Source Complete database, 19 September 2014. Web. 17 October 2014.

Mergent Online (SEC/EDGAR filing in BU database):

Apple, Inc. “Form 10-K’. Mergent Online database. 28 September 2013. Web.  17 October 2014.

Mintel (Electronic Database):

Mintel. “Mobile Apps – US “Mintel database, October 2014. Web.  17 October 2014.

MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter (Electronic Database):

MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter.  ”Fall 2013 Product Apparel/Accessories”. MRI+ Mediamark Internet Reporter database,  2013. Web. 17 October 2014.

SRDS Online (Electronic Database):

SRDS Media Solutions. “U.S. News & World Report Profile”. SRDS Media Solutions,n.d. Web. 17 October 2014.

Article from a BU database

ABI/Inform Global

Overman, Steven. “The Culture of Conscience”. Leadership Excellence 31.10 (2014): 49-51. ABI-Inform Complete. Web.  17 October 2014.

Online Sources

Annual Report Available Online:

Apple Inc. Apple, Inc. Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended September 28, 2013. Apple Inc., 28 September 2013. Web. 17 October 2014.

Citing Sources -Selected Web Guides

Copyright and Citation

http://www.bu.edu/library/guide/findimages/copyright-2/

This Boston University research guide offers links to information about citing sources.

Citing Sources Within Your Paper

http://library.duke.edu/research/citing

Duke University is responsible for this well-organized site about citing in the body of your text.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University provides examples of APA, MLA and Chicago Style citations as well as formatting instructions from the style manuals.