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Citing MarketLine Reports

Check out these examples of MarketLine references and citations:


Reference Entry

MarketLine. (2012, June 28). Hilton Worldwide. [company profile]. Retrieved from MarketLine Advantage database.

MarketLine. (2011, November 2). United States - Hotels & Motels. [industry profile]. Retrieved from MarketLine Advantage database.

In the text

The Hilton brand is... (MarketLine, 2012).

According to MarketLine (2011), the hotel industry...

Citing Corporate Annual Reports

How to properly cite corporate annual reports, from the section on Technical and Research Reports, APA p. 205-206:


When print is accessed:

Exact Company Name. (year of report). Title of report. City, State abbreviation: Author.


In this case, the company would be both author and publisher, so the publishing company’s name is replaced with the word Author.

The Coca-Cola Company. (2009). Unites States Securities and Exchange Commission form 10-K. Atlanta, GA: Author.

When accessed on the WWW from the company’s website:

The Coca-Cola Company. (2009). Unites States Securities and Exchange Commission form 10-K. Retrieved from http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/investors/pdfs/form_10K_2009.pdf


When accessed on the WWW from someone else’s website:

The Coca-Cola Company. (2009). Unites States Securities and Exchange Commission form 10-K. Retrieved from  Securities and Exchange Commission website: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/21344/000104746910001476/a2195739z10-k.htm

In the text, use the first two elements of the reference entry - The company's name and the date of the annual report.

According to The Coca Cola Company (2009), ...

...(The Coca Cola Company, 2009).

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