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MBA 610: Leading Organizations and People: Citing Sources

A Library Research Guide

APA Citations for Business Sources

For examples of how to cite resources from business databases (Hoovers, IBISWorld, Mergent Online, Nexis Uni, etc.) or from the free Web, please see APA 7th edition citation for business sources

General APA Citation Examples

Journal Article from a Library Database:

If there is a DOI: 

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume(issue), page range. DOI

Sarker, S., Ahuja, M., Sarker, S., & Kirkeby, S. (2011). The role of communication and trust in global virtual teams: A social network perspective. Journal of Management Information Systems, 28(1), 273-309. https://doi.org/10.2753/MIS0742-1222280109


If there is no DOI, then end the reference list entry after the article's page range:

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume(issue), page range.

Jarvenpaa, S. L., & Leidner, D. E. (1999). Communication and trust in global virtual teams. Organization Science, 10(6), 791-815.

Print Book:

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). Book title. Publisher Name.

DuFrene, D. D., & Lehman, C. M. (2012). Managing virtual teams. Business Expert Press.

E-book from a Library Database:

If there is a DOI: 

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). E-book title. Publisher Name. DOI

Wankel, C. (2009). Encyclopedia of business in today's world. SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412964289


If there is no DOI, then end the reference list entry after the publisher's name:

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). E-book title. Publisher Name.

​Gibson, C. B., & Cohen, S. G. (2003). Virtual teams that work: Creating conditions for virtual team effectiveness. Jossey-Bass.

Web Page:

Author last name, author first initial. (Date). Page title. Host site. URL

Carroll, B. (2007, December 5). Building trust in virtual teams. Leading Virtually. http://www.leadingvirtually.com/15/


For more examples of APA citations, see the library's APA Citation Examples guide.

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