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AREC 428 Case Studies in Agribusiness Management

A supplemental research guide for the AREC 428 course, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Citing Your Sources

For this course you are asked to use the APA (American Psychological Association) style for citing resources in your work. Citing your sources is very important for a number of reasons:

  • to give credit to the work of others
  • to help readers find more information
  • to share useful resources
  • protection from plagiarism

If you have questions about citing your sources, contact your instructor or your librarian (contact info on home page). The rule of thumb is: when in doubt, cite it! 

Below are three links to USask Library guides focusing solely on the APA style, including one specifically for business (i.e. market research reports, company reports, and other business-specific materials)


APA Citation Style

APA Style is the documentation and citation format of the American Psychological Association (APA). The 7th edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2019) is the definitive source for APA style.

APA Style is most commonly used within the social sciences, such as Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology, as well as Business, Education, Kinesiology, and Nursing. 

APA uses an author-date citation system with in-text citations and a reference list.

The University Library has several Research Guides dedicated to APA style which you can access here. Please note there are both 7th edition and 6th edition guides available. If you're using a guide that's based on the 6th edition of the manual, please consider comparing it to the 7th edition to ensure you're using the correct formatting. Always check with your professor/instructor to make sure you are using the correct citation style.