Business Administration

Citing and Writing

The accepted format for citing sources in the social sciences is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) at Saint Mary’s College, too, emphasizes the use of APA in SEBA course work.

The APA Manual of Style, 7th edition is available for reference in the Library.

For quick help citing sources in the 7th edition, see the Library's APA Format Guide 


Other helpful resources

See our short animated tutorials on APA citation on our YouTube channel.

Search or browser through Purdue OWL's great website on citation. 

(Again, all of these currently focus on the 6th edition. Double check for changes in the 7th edition.)

Help formatting papers in APA style


You can also see format samples at websites like Purdue OWL and in the print copy of tha APA Manual of Style. Librarians can help you with this, as well. 


The Writing Center

Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, or stop by 1st floor De La Salle, or call them at 925.631.4684


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