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How Do I Cite in Business (APA & Chicago)?

Includes citation guides for business in Chicago and APA styles.

Business Librarian

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Ines Perkovic
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McMaster University Library
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S-4L6, CANADA
905-525-9140 ext. 21359

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Jeannie An
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  • Two popular citation styles for business are Chicago and APA. Guides on how to cite business sources in both of these styles are noted below. 
  • Not sure which citation style to use for your coursework (e.g., APA, Chicago, MLA, Vancouver, etc.) - ask your instructor.
  • For more information about citations and other style guides, visit our How Do I Cite? page.

Citation Guide for Business (Chicago)

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Citation Guide for Business (Chicago) (PDF)
McMaster University Library

This Citation Guide for Business was developed for McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business. It is based on the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition, 2017). Includes general formatting and style guidelines for papers, endnotes and bibliographies, along with numerous citation examples of popular business sources.

Citing content developed or generated by artificial intelligence? See the latest Chicago recommendations with examples in this guide. Generative AI examples have also been incorporated into the Citation Guide for Business.

Citation Guide for Business (APA)

APA 7th ed. Citation for Business Sources
APA 7th ed. Citation for Business Sources (Google Doc)
Source: Schemm, N., Dellenbach, M., Grisham, Z., Hageman, M., Tingle, N., Trowbridge, M., & Wheatley, A. (2020). APA 7th ed. citation for business sources.

This APA citation guide for business sources was developed by a group of business librarians in the United States and Canada. It is based on the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style7th edition, 2020). NOTE: This APA guide has not been modified for local use and includes several sources which are unavailable at McMaster. Read this FAQ for more information about the development and contents of this guide.

See also:

  • Iida, P., Ruegg, R., de Boer, M., Araki, N., & Agnello, M.F. (2021). The concise APA handbook: APA 7th edition. Information Age Publishing. 
    This eBook covers plagiarism, evaluating sources for academic work, in-text citation, making your list of references, formatting and more.
  • APA Style (American Psychological Association)
    Includes APA style and grammar guidelines, tutorials and a blog which addresses common questions.
  • How to cite ChatGTP (APA Style blog)
    Quoting, in-text citations, and references for content generated with artificial intelligence are covered in this blog post.
  • How Do I Cite Generative AI - APA (McMaser University Library)
    Includes examples that incorporate the latest recommendations from this APA Style blog post.
  • APA Style (7th Edition) (Purdue OWL)
    Includes an overview of APA, along with formatting examples for in-text citations, reference lists, a sample paper, and more.
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