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Business: WRITING AND CITING

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.

Integrating Your Sources

After collecting sources from your research, it's time to write your paper. It's important to write a paper in your own words. Students sometimes assume as long as they cite a source in their bibliography, that it’s ok to copy and paste chunks of text from the source into their paper. The following video and powerpoint offer helpful tips to avoid plagiarism. Both discuss how to quote, paraphrase and summarize from sources so that you approach your paper from an analytical viewpoint. You will learn how information from different sources relate to each other and how they tie in with the rest of the paper so that you keep your voice the focus of the paper.

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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