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Citing Business Resources & Creating Bibliographies

Looking for help in citing information from one of the online resources provided by the Baylor Library? Here you will find examples to guide your citations using APA v. 6

Citation basics

What information do you need to cite a book or an article? Here is what you need:

  • Author or editor
  • Article or book title
  • Publication date
  • For a book: the name of the publisher and location
  • For an article: source, volume/issue and page
  • For article title, capitalize only the first word of the title and any proper nouns

For items found electronically, you will also need:

  • Name of database
  • DOI if available

 Keep in mind

  • Use the & instead of and with multiple authors
  • Author last name comes first, then initials
  • Italicize journal and book titles, not articles



Citation Examples


Basic format: Author lastname, A.A. & Author, B.B. (date/year). book title. publisher location: publisher.

Example: Wong, K. L. & Scott B. R. (2011). Business for the common good : a Christian vision for the marketplace. Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic.

Periodical Article

Basic format: Author lastname, A.A., Author, B.B. & Author C.C. (year of publication). article title. periodical title, volume(issue), page numbers.

Example: Brown, S., Marinan, J., & Partridge, M. A. (2020). The moderating effect of servant leadership on transformational, transactional, authentic, and charismatic leadership. Journal of International Business Disciplines15(2), 67–86.

Journal article with DOI from database: Rodnyansky, A., & Darmouni, R. (2017). The effects of quantitative easing on bank lending behavior. Review of Financial Studies30(11), 3858–3887.

Basic format: Author lastname, first initial. (date/year). Book title. Retrieved from  or http;//
Example: Tjan, A. K., & Harrington, R. J. (2012). Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business. Retrieved from

Basic format: Author lastname, first initial. (pub. date). article title. Publication name, publication date, edition if available, p. page numbers. (use pp. for more than one page)

Example: Phillips, M. M. (2001, April 27). Bush team turns its frustration over economy upon Europeans. Wall Street Journal, Eastern ed, p. A4.

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