APA - General Notes

General Guidelines

The Publication Manual of the APA (6th edition) includes limited information on how to cite document types common to business, and there are different ways to interpret and apply the rules for some resources.

The manual does state that when it offers no examples for the type of document to be cited, then you should find the closest example and use it to build your citation, which is what we have done with this guide. (See p. 193, para.2 for more information on this rule.)

Most of the online business resources referred to in this guide follow a fairly basic pattern: Author. (year). Title: Subtitle. Retrieval statement.

The difficulty tends to be in identifying these elements for any given resource. This guide is designed to make that task much simpler.

Notes on Common Issues