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The Basic Research page recommends gathering the details needed for citations as you go. Tracking down misplaced citation details at the end of a paper-writing process can be time cosuming and frustrating.
The purpose of citing sources is to give credit to other authors whose words and ideas you borrow and to avoid committing plagiarism. This page provides a few details on how to cite the various types of publications that might be used in a business or economics paper.
There are different styles for citing publications in the text of a paper and listing them in a reference list. Your professor for a particular class will probably tell you which style to use, and you will need to follow his or her instructions. Here are a few examples of style manuals available in print at the Rod Library reference desk:
The following pages from other university libraries or universities give tips on how to cite specific publication types and databases used in business and econonomics research.
Updated August 23, 2010