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Citing Business Sources

Some business resources are a little different to cite than your typical article or book. Here are a few 'special cases':
 

Company Profiles/Company Financials/Industry Snapshots:

MarketLine. (2015, February 10). Company profile: Patagonia Inc. Retrieved from MarketLine database.

(note that if an exact date isn't given on the profile/report, note exact retrieval date)

Leon, K. & Lechanian, S. (2014). Investment Services. S&P Capital IQ Industry Surveys. Retrieved November 17, 2014 from Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage database.

Mergent. (January 28, 2015). Canadian Tire: Company financials. Retrieved from Mergent Online database.

 

Annual Reports:

Shell Canada Inc. (2015). Shell Canada Inc. 2014 Annual Report. Retrieved from http://www.shell.ca/en/about/Annual-Report.ca

(note that in most cases, the annual report is actually released in the new year; check filing dates on SEDAR or EDGAR)

Hudson's Bay Company. (2014). Hudson's Bay Company 2013 Annual Report. Retrieved from SEDAR: http://www.sedar.com
 

Income Tax Act:

Income Tax Act, R.S.C. 1995 (5th Supp.), c.1, s.18(1)(m)(iv).

(cite as a federal statute)

 
More examples are provided in the links below.

 

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