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How Do I Cite in Business?

Includes citation guides for business in Chicago and APA styles.
  • 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, etc.) - ask your instructor.
  • For more information about citations and other style guides, visit our How to Cite page.

Citation Guide for Business (Chicago)

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). 

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Citation Guide for Business (Chicago) (PDF)
Fall 2020
McMaster University Library



Citation Guide for Business (APA)

This APA citation guide for business sources was developed by a working 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.

APA 7th ed. Citation for Business Sources


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

See also:

  • APA Style (American Psychological Association)
    Includes APA style and grammar guidelines, tutorials and a blog which addresses common questions.