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APA Citation for Business

Why do we cite?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a citation is “a reference providing information about where a particular quotation, text, etc., is to be found.”

Some of the reasons for citing other people’s work:

show you are aware of previous research in your field

demonstrate breadth of your research

show your research was based on reliable and authoritative sources

gives supporting evidence when you are expressing ideas, opinions, etc

allow readers to easily identify the sources you used in your research

respect authors’ intellectual property and avoid plagiarism

What is APA?

NSU Florida and the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship uses the APA citing style.

The latest edition of the manual is Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - APA 7th edition Style Guide published in 2020.

An APA style reference is made up of 4 main elements:

who (the author)

when (date)

what (title)

where (source)

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