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Business Plagiarism Tutorial: Citing Sources

Citing Sources

Citing Sources
The conventions governing the citing of sources vary from discipline to discipline and often from professor to professor within a given discipline or department.

The purpose of a citation is to provide enough information about the source to enable the reader to find it. A citation generally includes the following:

  • The identity of the author of the source (person or organization responsible for its content)
  • The date the source was published
  • The title of the source
  • The publisher of the source
  • Citations of web sources usually include the URL needed to find the source online.

The ORU College of Business generally uses citations formatted according to the opens new windowAPA Style Manual. An ORU opens new window Library Guide on Citing Sources with APA 7th citations provides information and links to help you.

The library research guide on business information also has a page on opens new windowAPA citations for business publications.

The ORU opens new window Library Guide on Citation Tools has tips for using tools built into library databases to help create citations.

In the box to the right are some tools for learning more about using the APA Style for citing sources.

Resources for citations


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