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Business: Business Info

This is a guide to awesome resources for business research FAQs. It also links to resource handouts created for specific business classes taught at WSU.


Many of us immediately think of the company website when we need business information. This is NOT always the best place to look. Company websites are essentially marketing tools. Information on a company website will be always be positive and glowing because the intent is to attract consumers, job seekers and investors (if the company is publicly-traded).

Use the information in the databases. This information is drawn from company 10-K or 20-F reports.

Citing Your Sources

Aside from citing articles and books, have you ever wondered how to cite a company annual report or an industry report? The reality is, there is no "official" style for citing business sources. However, it is common practice to use adaptations of one of the following citation styles: the American Psychological Association (APA) Style or the Chicago Style. Whichever style you choose, use it consistently for the entire project/paper.

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