The American Psychological Association (APA) style guide is commonly used in business writing. The tools listed below provide examples on how to cite common sources like newspaper articles, journal articles, and books.
Cite twice! Once in the text of your writing and another in a list of references at the end of your work.
In text citation example:
Llamas affinity for peppermint lollipops as opposed to cinnamon is well documented (Perkins & Fowler, 1985).
According to Perkins and Fowler (1985), llamas prefer peppermint lollipops over cinnamon at a rate of 5 to 1.
Reference list example:
Perkins, Ml & Fowler, J. (1985). Sweet Teeth: Llamas Confectionery Preferences and Implications for Veterinary Dental Practices. Camelidae Quarterly, 43(2), 19-27. http://www.wildkingdom.com/newseries
Sources for Additional Examples:
APA Tutorial for the 7th Edition
Produced by the American Psychological Association
APA Style Blog for the 7th edition
Published by the American Psychological Association
APA Formatting Guide: Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)
This easy-to-navigate website offers examples for the general format of research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Includes examples of citations for everything from news articles to tweets and personal interviews.
Referencing Sources in APA Style 6th edition
Produced by Memorial University Libraries
Zotero is a popular free open source citation management tool that makes saving and citing online resources, including websites, YouTube videos, news articles, and scholarly database results, a breeze. Some of Zotero's strengths include its ability to capture a multitude of resource types with the click of a button, and its group library function, with no limit on group membership. For more about Zotero, see this guide.
ZoteroBib is a free, quick, and easy bibliography and citation maker that saves time and trouble.
Add sources using the ZoteroBib search box. Then, copy and paste the complete bibliography (or footnotes or in-text citations) into your paper in the citation style of your choice.