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CST 227: Business & Professional Communication (Aquila-AL): Citing Sources

Citation Style: APA

APA


Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Proquest and Ebsco's Academic Search Complete, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy.

You can also ask a librarian for help, or consult the following websites:

Citation Style: MLA

  MLA, 8th ed. (2016)

  Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Proquest and Ebsco's Academic Search Complete, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy.

You can also ask a librarian for help, or consult the website listed below:

Why and When to Cite

Why to Cite:

  • Give credit to the authors of the sources you used.
  • Provide evidence you did research -- good, credible sources give your work more authority.
  • Allows your reader to locate the sources you used.
  • Avoid plagiarism.

When to Cite:

You should cite a source if you reproducequoteparaphrase, or summarize ideas and/or media created by other individuals. When in doubt, cite!

Plagiarism Has Consequences

Plagiarism may not seem like a big deal, but there can be some severe and/or long lasting effects:

  • Failing grade (assignment and/or course)
  • Note on transcript for academic dishonesty
  • Loss of financial aid
  • Academic probation or expulsion
  • Limited career opportunities (can become a barrier to getting a job or can cause loss of employment)

Citing Mergent Online, APA Style

To cite company information from Mergent Online, follow this format:

Author. (Date.) Title. Access information.

For example:

Mergent, Inc (n.d.). Apple Inc. company details: history. Retrieved Sept. 30, 2015
        from Mergent Online database.

 

Mergent Online, Apple, Company Details, History

Citing Mergent Online, MLA Style

"Apple Inc. Company Details: History."  Mergent Online.  n.d.  Web. 5 Oct. 2015.