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A guide to business resources in UVic Libraries

APA is the preferred style guide for the Gustavson School of Business.

Key resources for APA citation


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The APA citation rules are not a perfect fit for many of the resources used in business research. Identifying the precise type of resource as well as the key elements needed for a citation often requires interpretation of both the rules and the resource. Here are a few sample references from some of the top used sources in business. Be sure check the UVic quick guide for standard sample references (journal articles, websites, books etc.)

Marketline report (SWOT or company) from Business Source Complete:

  • MarketLine. (2020, January 13). Starbucks Corporation: Company profile.  

Trade journal article (no doi) from Business Source Complete:

  • Pastore, A. (2020, May 4). The work from home culture. WWD: Women’s Wear Daily, 16.

Industry report from IBISWorld:

  • Gonzales, E. (2019, September). Paint manufacturing in Canada: Industry report 32551CA. IBISWorld. Retrieved June 23, 2020 from

Data set from Passport:

  • Euromonitor. (n.d.) Market sizes [Wine and fine wines/champagne and spirits, Canada, 2014-2019] [Data set]. Passport. Retrieved June 23, 2020 from

Country report/analysis from Passport:

  • Euromonitor International. (2020, May 28). Wines and cider in Canada: Country report ISIC 1552. Passport. Retrieved June 23, 2020 from

Company data from Orbis:

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