APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social and behavioral sciences. The examples provided on this guide follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, (third printing - 2010). They illustrate how to cite some of the most common business resources in a Reference List.
We highly recommend the following online style guide web sites:
The following citation & style manuals are available at the library's Reference Desk. They provide guidelines for formatting your paper and citing your resources in APA Style.
While the APA provides clear-cut instructions for citing standard publication types, some business resources have unique elements that make it necessary for us to make an interpretation of the APA rules. Some of the examples provided on this guide are adaptations made by the Bentley Library's Reference Librarians. These decisions were made to enhance the clarity of the citations.
Here a few notes about the APA's rules for citing electronic resources, as well as our advice for following them. More about the APA's guidelines for electronic sources can be found on pages 187 -192 of the Publication Manual, 6th ed., third printing.
Online articles/reports from a library database or from the "free web" that have a DOI assigned:
Online articles/reports from a library database that don't have a DOI assigned:
Online articles/reports from the "free web" that do not have DOI assigned: