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BU 101: Survey of Economics: Citations

Previously titled: Company Research Resources. This guide supports the stock market project.

Citation Overview

This page gives examples of citations for the types of documents (such as company reports) that you are likely to use when doing company research. Many library databases have citation generators that will help you create the works-cited page entries for your sources. We recommend double checking all results from these tools for accuracy and consistency with the assigned citation style. You can check manually-created or database-generated citations against the examples on this page. 

For our guide to MLA Citations, use the link below.

How to Cite Company Resources in MLA 9th Edition

Works Cited Page

 
Company Profiles (use the publisher as the author to differentiate from other citations):

Hoovers. Apple inc., 20 Sep. 2018. Proquest, search.proquest.com/marketresearch/docview/ 1860762319/92CF273355434ED5PQ/5?accountid=26523.

MarketLine. Apple inc., 18 Feb. 2019. Business Source Elite, web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=5&sid=866573e9-e3f4-4d01-befe-31881164a37b%40pdc-v-sessmgr03.

Mergent. "Apple inc." Mergent Online, www.mergentonline.com/companydetail.php?compnumber=12161&pagetype=synopsis. Accessed 2 Feb. 2019.

 

CNN Business site for stock prices (use the company name as the author to differentiate from other citations):

“Apple Inc.” CNN Business, Cable News Network, money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=AAPL. Accessed 14 Sep.-5 Nov. 2018. 

 

Statista Graph:

eMarketer. "Number of iPhone Users in The United States from 2012 to 2016 (in Millions)." Oct. 2016. Statista - The Statistics Portal, www.statista.com/statistics/232790/forecast-of-apple-users-in-the-us/.

 

In-Text Citations

 
Direct Quote

“The company changed its name from Apple Computer, Inc to Apple Inc. in 2007, representing its expanding product portfolio and increased focus on consumer electronics market” (MarketLine 9).

 
Paraphrase

The stock price of Apple on Friday January 23, 2015 was $112.98 (“Apple inc.”).

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