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SOBA 202: Fundamentals of Organizations and Markets

Created in February 2020 for Dr. Hall and Dr. DeMoss's classes.

APA Style

APA style is used in the social sciences and business.

Mergent First Research Industry Profile - Citation Example

Journal articles and news articles retrieved from the Mergent databases are cited according to the format style guidelines you are using for your research paper. See the Citations Libguide for details (link below). 

General Guidelines for Citing Mergent Online as a Source


If there are no authors or editors listed for the data or report you retrieved, use the MLA guidelines for citing an entire Website. Since there are no authors or editors listed for the database use Mergent, Inc. as the corporate author, the date of the report, and the date accessed.


     Mergent, Inc. Mergent Online. DuPont-Ball LIbrary, Stetson University, 4 Nov. 2013. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.



In most cases you will use the following to cite Mergent Online as your source if you are using APA style.  APA refers to non-peer-reviewed work, such as reports, brochures, fact sheets, press releases, and newsletter articles as “gray literature.” List as many of the following elements as are available.

Author’s name

Date of publication (if there is no date, use “n.d.”)

Title of document (in italics)

A URL that will take readers directly to the source

Give your date of access only if the source itself has no date.


     (2013, November). Industry Profile: Advertising & Marketing Services. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from


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