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Researching Business Communications Topics: Citing and Writing

For COMN 220 and other Business Communications classes

Formatting your Business Report

This guide provides detailed information about how to format your business report for your COMM class:

Citing Your Sources using APA

Each entry in your references list usually contains the following information, in this order: author(s) or editor(s), date of publication, title of work, and publication information. There are specific rules around the formatting of each part of the citation. The general format is given below:

Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of the work: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher.


For more information about quoting, paraphrasing, and in-text citation formats, visit the complete APA Citation Style site.

If you are unsure about specific expectations around citing or formatting, contact your instructor. 

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