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Subject guide for School of Business & Leadership

Citation & Writing Guides

Check with your professor about which citation guide you should use for your research papers.

There are also many online tools available that may be helpful. Listed here are a select few.

Examples of Citing Business Sources in APA

Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010.

Article from Journal

Dierendonck, D., & Patterson, K. (2015). Compassionate love as a cornerstone of servant leadership: An integration of previous theorizing and research. Journal of Business Ethics, 128(1), 119-131. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2085-z

10K Annual Report from EDGAR at the Securities & Exchange Commission Website

Wright Express Corporation. (2013). Form 10‐K. Retrieved from  SEC EDGAR websit

Company’s Annual Report from Company Website
Boeing. (2012). The Boeing company: 2011 annual report. Retrieved from

Standard & Poor’s Industry Survey from NetAdvantage
Corridore, J. (2008, December 18). Standard & Poor’s industry surveys: Airlines. Retrieved from NetAdvantage database.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns from Gale Virtual Reference Library
Lane, M. (2007). Abercombie & Fitch. In Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns (Vol. 20, pp. 9‐13). Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library database.

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Citing Sources

Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:

  • Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
  • Back up claims and statements.
  • Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
  • Support academic integrity.

Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles.  Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.

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The Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching (CWLT), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process.  Services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Peer Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Language Partners who work with multilingual students to help them navigate the conventions and quirks of academic English writing.
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