APA does not always provide formatting guidance that "fits" business sources. The formatting guidelines on this page follow the general principles of APA style and the advice from BC ELN’s APA for business sources guide. The resources listed here are the most commonly used business sources at Douglas College - not an exhaustive list. For more extensive guidance see the BC ELN guide.
Guidelines in common for the resources listed below:
Author. (date). Title. URL
MarketLine. (2015, June 1). Starbucks. https://www.marketline.com
Parenthetical citation: (MarketLine, 2015)
Narrative citation: MarketLine (2015)
Author. (date). Title. Database Name. Retrieved from URL
Statista. (2020, November). Alcoholic drinks report 2020. Statista. Retrieved September 8, 2021 from https://www.statista.com
Parenthetical citation: (Statista, 2020)
Narrative citation: Statista (2020)
Author. (date). Title [Descriptive information][Data set]. Database Name. URL
Euromonitor International. (2020). Market sizes [Wine and fine wines/champagne and spirits, Canada, 2014-2019] [Data set]. Passport. Retrieved June 23, 2020 from https://www.euromonitor.com
Parenthetical citation: (Euromonitor International, 2020)
Narrative citation: Euromonitor International (2020)
Author. (date). Title: Subtitle. Database Name. Retrieval date with URL
Euromonitor International. (2019, June). Wine in Germany: Country Report. Passport. Retrieved March 2, 2021 from https://www.euromonitor.com
Parenthetical citation: (Euromonitor International, 2019)
Narrative citation: Euromonitor International (2019)
These are generally handled like any other type of website. The following is a basic template for web pages within a company website. For more detailed examples see the Websites tab in this guide.
Name of organization. (Date of posting). Title of webpage. Website Name. URL
Saputo. (n.d.). Governance. https://www.saputo.com/en/our-company/governance
Parenthetical citation: (Saputo, n.d.)
Narrative citation: Saputo (n.d.)
In the example above the Website Name element was omitted as it was the same as the group author. This is a common occurrence with websites. When the page has no date, use n.d. to indicate that.