The APA Style Manual doesn't address directly how to cite business-type sources from library databases, such as analyst reports, market research reports, industry profiles, etc. These sources may not have the same citation elements as books, journal articles, or open access websites:
Here are examples of how to cite our most popular business report databases using APA:
Regular journal article (such as from Business Source Complete or ABI/INFORM):
Hallion, M., Taylor, A., Roberts, R., & Ashe, M. (2019). Exploring the association between physical activity participation and self-compassion in middle-aged adults. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 8(3), 305–316. https://doi.org/10.1037/spy0000150
S&P Capital IQ Company Report:
S&P Capital IQ. (2019). Apple Inc.: Public company profile. Retrieved January 27, 2019, from S&P Capital IQ database.
Nexis Uni Company Report:
Corporate Affiliations. (2015, September 25). McDonald's Corporation. Corporate Affiliations. Retrieved October 1, 2019 from NexisUni Academic database.
Mergent, Inc. (2014, February 28). McDonald's Corp.: Ford Equity research report. Retrieved October 1, 2019 from Mergent Online database.
Infogroup, Inc. (2016). Starbucks Corp. [Company profile]. Retrieved October 1, 2019 from ReferenceUSA database.
Haider, Z. (2015). IBISWorld Industry Report 52211. Commercial Banking in the US. Retrieved October 1, 2019 from IBISWorld database.
If you are citing a company website, using the following examples on how to cite this source:
Examples taken from APA Style guide, 7th ed.
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