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Procurement & Acquisitions Management @ Webster University Libraries

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 Purdue OWL's APA Style page for additional information.

Please note: In October 2019, the APA updated the style guide to the 7th. edition. Most of the library's resources and links have been updated to this new edition. 

APA Citation Help 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 U's Writing Center and Online Writing Center

Whether you are an experienced academic writer or this is your first paper, Webster's Writing Center is here to help. Visit their Writing Support page to find help with all kinds of project, including "reports; résumés and cover letters; admission essays and personal statements; summaries, critical analyses, and literature reviews; research and term papers; theses and dissertations; and more." Writing Center coaches are available at all stages of the writing process: assignment discussion, brainstorming, outlining, thesis creation and development, argumentation, draft revision, and citation.

From this page you may:

  • Schedule an appointment with a writing coach
  • Submit a paper to the Online Writing Center for review
  • Select Writing Resources to find help with citation, grammar, avoiding plagiarism, and more

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Information

Citation Generators

These websites may assist you in building citations for your bibliographies / references page. Please note that citation generators rely on the user’s input and can only follow patterns set by their programmers. They cannot correct inaccurate or incomplete information and may not be using the most recent edition of the style manual required for your assignment. 

Always check your citations against the official style manual to make sure they are correct before copying and pasting them into your paper.  

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.