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COMM 105: Business Communications

Citation Guides

 

APA Style (American Psychological Association) is generally used in business

APA style guides are at http://library.queensu.ca/help-services/citing-sources

                Also, guides for government and legal sources.

specific examples for business materials:
APA 7th ed. Citation for Business Sources

Citation Basics

 

  1. In-text citations: cite your sources in brief in the text of your paper.

  2. Listing references: cite your sources in full at the end of your report.

In-text citations provide just enough information for readers to locate the full citation in the reference list at the end of the report.

Why?

  • give credit and acknowledge where you found the idea, information, data 
  • avoid plagiarism
  • direct readers to the sources on which your research is based

Sources include academic articles and books, but also newspapers, magazines, government reports, statistics, web sites, social media, video...

when to cite resources

 


Avoiding Plagiarism 
 (Student Academic Success Services)

Plagiarism: Real Life Examples (Rutgers Library via YouTube)