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Company Research Resources

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 additional resources on MLA citations and MLA paper format, look at our guide to MLA Style and the MLA Handbook.

MLA Handbook, 9th Edition

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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, 1860762319/92CF273355434ED5PQ/5?accountid=26523.

MarketLine. Apple inc., 18 Feb. 2019. Business Source Elite,

Mergent. "Apple inc." Mergent Online, 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, 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,


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).


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

Online Resources from MLA