While some cultures may not insist so heavily on documenting sources of words, ideas, images, sounds, etc., American culture does. A charge of plagiarism can have severe consequences, including expulsion from a university or loss of a job, not to mention a writer’s loss of credibility and professional standing.
Stolley, K. and Brizee, A. (2011, August 24). Overview and Contradictions. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/.
Be sure to determine which style your professor requires. If none is specified, APA style is recommended for citation in the Gary E. West College of Business.
Dr. Serkan Catma has assembled a guide to help you with proper form and citation when writing for Business classes, including many examples of citations and formats. Click GENERAL APA GUIDELINES to download the pdf version. You can also visit the Purdue OWL at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ for more information.