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Citing Business Sources – APA Style: Citing Online Articles

Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010

Citing Online Articles

Include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) if one is provided (Figure 1). If no DOI is included, check for a DOI using the CrossRef DOI lookup service < >. If no DOI is found, cite the homepage of the periodical (includes articles retrieved from online database (e.g., Business Source Complete)). If no DOI and no periodical homepage is found, cite the name of the database.

Journal Article with a DOI Retrieved from Business Source Complete

Reed, A., & Reed, D. (2009). Partnerships for development: Four models of business involvement. Journal of Business Ethics, 90, 337. doi:10.1007/s105510089913y

Magazine Article Retrieved from Business Insights: Essentials (no DOI)
Mandel, M. (2009, June 15). Innovation interrupted. Business Week, 34. Retrieved from

Newspaper Article Retrieved from the New York Times Database (no DOI)
Clifford, S. (2009, June 16). Microsoft sues three in clickfraud scheme. The New York Times, B3. Retrieved from

Newspaper Article Signed Anonymous Retrieved from the Wall Street Journal Database (no DOI)
Anonymous. (2009, August 24). All clunkered out. Wall Street Journal, A12. Retrieved from

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