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LEGL School of Public Policy and Graziadio Business Law: Citing Your Sources

Use the resources in this guide to locate research and policy around laws and legislation.

General APA Style Assistance & Legal Style Assistance

Citing in APA Style? Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent go-to place used by students at many schools when seeking guidance on APA style. 

The Purdue OWL: APA Style

Citing using a legal citation style? Loyla Marymount University's guide for legal citations is a great resource for a variety of citation questions relating to Bluebook as well as for the California Style Manual.

 LMU: Bluebook and California Style Manual 

Examples of Citing Business Sources in APA Style

Guidance from Pepperdine Libraries

Because the APA Publication Manual does not provide specific examples for citing annual reports, financial statements, market research reports, economic statistics and other resources that are frequently used by business students, here are some examples below to assist you with citing business sources in APA format. Simply substitute your own companies, industries, publication dates and access dates. (Source: American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association)

Annual Report from the company's web site:

Amazon. (2018). 2017 Annual report to shareholders, 78-82. Retrieved from

10-K Report from a library database

Whole Foods Market. (2011). 2010 10-K report, 32-56. Retrieved from Mergent Online Database.

Financial Data from a library database

Pfizer Inc: Balance sheet 1999-2009. (2010). Retrieved form Mergent Online Database.

Marketline Industry Profile from Business Source Premier

Datamonitor. (2008, November). Pharmaceutical industry profile: global. Retrieved from Business Source Premier Database.


Healey, T. (2015, January). DIY auto maintenance - US - January 2015. Retrieved from Mintel Database.

S&P Net Advantage

Saftlas, H. (2009, June 4). Healthcare: pharmaceuticals. Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys. Retrieved from S&P Net Advantage Database.

Passport GMID

Euromonitor. (2010). United States, total GDP 1999-2020. Retrieved from Passport GMID Database.

Value Line Research Center

Maurer, D. (2009, April 17). Merck. Value Line Investment Survey. Retrieved from Value Line Research Center Database.

For More Examples

Don't see your type of business resource listed below? Try looking at Bentley University Library's page of examples!

Bentley Library's Citing Online Business Resources using APA Style: APA Reference List Examples is one of the best guides I have ever seen for citing online business sources. Please check their guide for more tips on using APA to properly cite your business research!

California Style Manual