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APA Style Guide: Technical/Company Reports

American Psychological Association rules for formatting papers, in-text citations, and end references. Examples based on the sixth edition of the Publication Manual from the APA. By Alexis Carlson

Technical/Company Reports

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
    Technical reports, company profiles, and other business analyses often lack much of the information used in other published sources for the reader to locate the material. For this reason, you may wish to include a database name.
Company overview from a database (i.e. Hoovers) with author (Colbert, 2011).

Colbert, C. (2011). Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA United States. Available from Hoovers database.

If an individual is responsible for the report he or she will be listed, use this person as the author.                                                         

Company overview from a database (i.e. Hoovers) no author

(Netflix, Inc. Lansing..., 2011).

Netflix, Inc. Lansing, MI United States. (2011). Available from Hoovers database.

Give enough title information to distinguish a company from various branches.

Report from a library database

(Datamonitor, 2010).

Datamonitor. (2010, September 9). Verizon Communications Inc. [Company profile]. Available from Business Source Complete database.

Company overview from a freely available website

(MetroPCS, n.d.).

MetroPCS Communications. (n.d.). metroPCS: Wireless for all: Annual report 2010. Retrieved from http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9OTAxNjZ8Q2hpbGRJRD0tMXxUeXBlPTM=&t=1 

Give the publisher name in the retrieval statement unless the publisher is the author.