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APA Style and Citation 6th ed: Additional Resources

Find out how to cite your sources and format your paper using APA

Find Citations in Library Databases

**Note: Whenever using a generated citation, you must double check it for accuracy! It’s not unusual for a database to have an error in a citation!**

If you are citing a company report or something that does not have the citation tool, follow the basic format for an APA citation. With one area to pay particular attention to - the retrieval information.

For a journal article you should use either the DOI or the Journal URL to indicate where the information can be found. However in Business Insights there is a good chance you will be retrieving items that are not articles but reports and other data, in that case to ease finding the information later you can use the name of the database.

Author. (Year, Month day of publication). Title of the report [Type of report]. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.

For example:

GlobalData. (2016, March). Starbucks Corp. [SWOT report]. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.

Reuters. (2017, August 18). McDonald's Corp. [Investment report]. Retrieved from Business Insights: Global.

Gale Cengage Learning. (n.d.). Facebook, Inc. [Company profile]. Retrieved July 12, 2015 from Business Insights: Global.

Gale Cengage Learning. (2016-2017). McDonald's Corp.:Income statement (interim - last 5 periods). Retrieved August 10, 2017 from Business Insights: Global.

**Note: Whenever using a generated citation, you must double check it for accuracy! It’s not unusual for a database to have an error in a citation!**

APA citations generated from Ebook Central are usually incomplete. Book citations require the following elements: author(s), year of publication, book title, book edition (if applicable), publisher location, and publisher name. (Ebooks should also have a URL.) As you can see in the example below, the citation is lacking all of the publisher information.

The correct citation for this book is: Hatfield, C., Heer, J., & Worcester, K. (Eds.). (2013). The superhero reader. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com

You can find the information you need to finish the citation on the title page of the ebook, but you can also find it on the library catalog's page for the ebook (shown below).

**Note: Whenever using a generated citation, you must double check it for accuracy! It’s not unusual for a database to have an error in a citation!**


Citation example for MarketLine reports in Business Source Premier (EBSCO cite tool does not work properly for these):

MarketLine. (2018). Company profile: Netflix, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=dmhco&AN=0F65E223-CCF4-4CBF-A37F-BA7C747C2040&site=bsi-live

[You'll find the date on the first page of the PDF, bottom left.]

**Note: Whenever using a generated citation, you must double check it for accuracy! It’s not unusual for a database to have an error in a citation!**

Films on Demand does have a Citation tool available directly below the video frame. 

HOWEVER--Films on Demand citations for APA are usually incomplete.

You can start with the citation from Films on Demand, but you will need to correct it and finish it yourself with help from a style guide, a librarian, and/or your professor.

Here is an example citation from a Films on Demand video:

As you can see, the video producer is missing.  However, that information is easily available in the database.  The citation also includes a retrieval date which needs to be removed (APA citations should only have a retrieval date if the content might change).

In the image below you can see, in the Details section, that the video producer is Java Films. 

A correct APA citation for this film would be:

Java Films (Producer). (2014). The mobile revolution [Video file]. Retrieved from https://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=78188&xtid=93327


Many videos in Films on Demand are divided into segments, and sometimes you might only use a segment in a project/presentation. 

To cite just a segment from the video in the above example, you would need to add the segment name and number to the citation:

Java Films (Producer). (2014). Disruptive technology [segment 13]. In The mobile revolution [Video file]. Retrieved from https://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=78188&xtid=93327

**Note: Whenever using a generated citation, you must double check it for accuracy! It’s not unusual for a database to have an error in a citation!**

**Note: Whenever using a generated citation, you must double check it for accuracy! It’s not unusual for a database to have an error in a citation!**

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