There is no upper limit. Be sure to follow the directions for each section of the assignment. If a section requires a "unique" resource, that means that resource cannot be cited in another section of the assignment (it must be unique to that section).
You will usually be citing either a research database or a website. Use the following examples as a template for your citations.
Citing a Library subscription database:
Author. (Date). Article Title. Journal Title, Volume(Issue), pages. Retrieved from database.
The standard In-text citation for this article is (Colvin, 2008).
Citing a web publication:
Author. (Date). Article Title. Publisher Title. Retrieved from url.
Please note, there is typically a hanging indent in a 2 line citation, meaning that all except for the first line will be indented. Also note, if you cannot find an author by name, look for a corporate author. If you do not see a corporate author, you can put the title of the website/article before the date. The date should always be the second component in a citation.
It is very common for students to forget to include the Newspaper/Publication Title when they use Google to find articles. Not everyone is going to know that wsj stands for Wall Street Journal, or ft stands for Financial Times. It's important to include the source title so that the reader doesn't have to actually visit the URL to know what the publication title is.
Citing a Company Website:
For a company website, the company will usually be the corporate author.
When there's no clear title, the citation for the main webpage will be quite simple. For example, Disney's website will look like this:
An example for Adobe would look like this:
When there is a clear title for the webpage, that can go in place of Disney.com. There's no official indication of how to cite a generic website in the APA manual, so close variants of this will be acceptable.
Note: You don't need to include a separate citation for each web page you use. A single citation for the website will suffice. It's not a bad idea to include a separate citation for reports or PDF documents that are linked to by the company website as these aren't technically part of the website.
Citing the 10-K:
You should all be using your company's 10-K and citing a source for your finances as well. There are not many examples of how to do this, so the below examples can serve as your templates:
The in-text citation for this is (Microsoft Corporation, 2016)
Citing your finances:
Yes, it is important to cite your finances. Most sources "standardize" financial statements to make it easier to compare two companies to each other. In standardizing a financial statement a source will make some make some interpretations that may cause minor changes from the original. As a result, it's best to get all of your finances from one source, and it's important to indicate what that source is. There is no official example on how to do this, so this will serve as a template.
In-text you can either cite this by using (Mergent Inc., 2016) or by saying "All ratios were calculated by using values as presented in Mergent."
For more Examples and other types of sources:
For more information about how to use bibliographic and in-text citations, visit Purdue's OWL website for APA: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. Cornell's library also has an electronic guide to citing sources available here: APA style guide.
All assignments should have both a Works cited list, and In-text citations. Both are important, but serve a different purpose. The works cited list is a comprehensive list of the resources used in the assignment. In-text citations tell the reader which resource(s) are responsible for specific data or information that you are using. Here are a few highlights of what we're looking for and why.
Works Cited List: