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Management 490C : Advanced Topics in Management and Business: Citations

What's in a citation?

Most citations include:

  • Author(s) (Either a person, an organization or corporate author.)
  • Title
  • Source (Such as place of publication and publisher for books; or title, volume, issue number, and pages numbers for periodicals.)
  • Date
  • URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for Internet sources

The parts are arranged based on the type of material. Some citation types also include additional information.

Legal vs APA Citations

APA - References to Legal Materials - 6th. Ed., Appendix 7.1, pp 216-224

Legal periodicals and APA journals differ in the placement and format of references. The main difference is that legal periodicals cite references in footnotes, where APA journals locate all references, including references to legal materials, in the reference list....

References to legal materials, which include court decisions, statutes, other legislative legal materials and various secondary sources, are more useful to the reader if they provide the information in the conventional format of legal citations.

See Appendix 7.1, pp. 216-224, of the Print Edition, APA, 6th,  for examples of how to handle references to legal materials

Style Manuals in Print

The following style manuals are used for many courses and subject areas. Click on the links below for more information and to see where they are located.