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APA Quick Citation Guide

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Cite Business Reports

Below are some examples for citing reports available from various business focused databases. 

Note: Citations with more than one line of text should have a hanging indent of 1/2 inch or 5 spaces.


Hoover's

These examples are for citing company information, industry information, or results from the "Build a List" feature.

Citing information on an individual company:

Hoover's Inc. (2015). Chipotle Mexican Grill Incorporated. Retrieved January 28, 2015 from Hoover's database.

Citing information on an industry:

Hoover's Inc. (2015). Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants. Retrieved January 28, 2015 from Hoover's database.

If you generate a list using Hoover’s “Build a List” feature, cite it using your own descriptive name for the list you created. Example:

Hoover's Inc. (2015). Reading, PA, restaurants in the 19601 zipcode. Retrieved January 28, 2015 from Hoover's database.


IBISWorld: 

Cite an IBISWorld report as in the following example. APA says to include a report number, if given, in parentheses after the title. Example:

Brennan, A. (2014). Single location full-service restaurants in the US (Industry Report 72211b). Retrieved January 28, 2015, from IBISWorld database.


Mintel Reports: 

Wall, B. (2014). Full service restaurants – US. Retrieved January 28, 2015, from Mintel Academic database.

Notice that unlike IBISWorld, Mintel does not provide report numbers.


U.S. Census Bureau:

U.S. Census Bureau. (2015). State & county quickfacts: Berks County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 28, 2015, from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42/42011.html