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BCOR 1030 Communication Strategy: Cite

This is a guide for BCOR1030 Communication Strategy classes.

APA Style Resources

How to Cite IBISWorld

Screencapture of IBISWorld Smartphone App Developers Report 

  • Savaskan, D. (2019, April). Smartphone app developers (IBISWorld Industry Report No. OD5817). Retrieved from IBISWorld database. 

How to Cite the Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Management Analysts, on the Internet at (visited September 16, 2016).

How to Cite a Website

According to the APA Style Blog, the general format for citing online content from multiple types of sites is this:

  •       Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL

Sometimes, however, one or more of the above pieces of information will be missing, such as when there is no identifiable author or no date. Here is a helpful chart for citing websites when one or more pieces of information are missing. 

  • Payscale, Inc. (n.d.) Sommelier salary (United States). Retrieved from

  • Glassdoor. (2017, January 20). Ball Aerospace reviews. Retrieved from

  • Indeed. (n.d.). Data Scientist/Quantitative analyst, engineering, university graduate. Retrieved February 10, 2017, from        


  • O*Net OnLine. (2018). Special Education Teachers, Middle School (O*Net Report No. 25-2042.00). Retrieved from

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Oral Citations

General Tips:

  • Tell the audience your source before you use the information (the opposite of in-text citations).
  • Provide enough information about each source so that your audience could, with a little effort, find them. 
  • If your source is unknown to your audience, provide enough information about your source for the audience to perceive them as credible.


  • Include the title of the book,year of publication and a brief mention of the author's credentials. Ex."In his 2005 book, Eating to Be Smart, Charles Larson, a registered dietitian, notes that consuming yogurt…”


  • Include a quick statement of the author (if relevant) as well as the (full) date and title of the source. This applies to both print sources and those found in the Library Databases. Ex. “According to Len Zehm, a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun Times, in an article from May 31, 2006…”


  • If you are citing a website you need to establish the credibility, currency and objectivity (fact vs. opinion) of the site.
  • Include the title of the website (not the URL), the author/organization that supports the site, the site's credentials, the last date it was updated, and the date you accessed the site. Ex. "On their website, last updated on October 6th of this year, Human Rights Watch, an international organization devoted to exposing human rights violations, calls for an end to detention of immigrants in facilities designed to hold accused or convicted criminals. They point out that..."

In-Text Citations

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