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APA citation 

This is commonly used by fields in the social sciences, including business. However, always check with your instructor to see which citation style they prefer. 

See the Writing Center’s APA Documentation guide for additional information.

Click here to link to the Library's APA Style/Citation research guide.

How to cite the Library's business databases and websites

Created by the Library's Business & Management Librarian, this document gives some examples of how to cite consumer research from MRI+ Medimark and ReferenceUSA, SWOT analysis reports from Business Source Complete, financial statements and charts from Morningstar and Factiva, and other information in the APA (6th ed.) citation style. 

APA Citation Research Guide from Webster U Library

Citation (APA, Chicago, MLA) Research Guides

When in doubt, ask your instructor which citation style to use for your paper or project. For help, link to research guides with information and resources on selected styles:

  • APA
  • Chicago/Turabian
  • Harvard
  • MLA

Want to build your own database of references and research as you collect them?  Check out the Mendeley Research Guide 

Webster's Online Writing Center

Online writing assistance is available to Webster University alumni, faculty, staff, students attending classes at the extended campuses in the U.S. or across the globe, to students enrolled in online classes, and to graduate students at the Webster Groves campus.

Undergraduates at the Webster Groves campus should visit the Writing Center in Loretto Hall in person, and any other students in the Webster Groves area are welcome to do so as well. Contact the Writing Center at 314-246-8644 or make an appointment here

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Information

Citation Generators

These websites will assist you in building citations for your bibliographies. Always check your citations against a style manual to make sure they are correct.

Using websites, blogs and social media responsibly

The advantage of using library databases is that the articles and reports are generally from well-recognized business publishers. However, many government agencies and industry associations employ experts and distribute valuable information on the Web.  And, checking a company's website for their annual report (if a public company), their mission statement and their product marketing can help you to get a sense of their corporate culture.  Before you use any information, but especially from the Internet, ask yourself "Is it C R A A P?"

CRAAP test

This acronym was coined by Sarah Blakeslee at Meriam Library at California State University.