Skip to Main Content

MGMT 5103 Advanced Financial Management

Welcome to the Advanced Financial Management research guide.

Company Information: Library Databases

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier allows you to limit to specific publication types such as industry profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

How to cite MarketLine reports

Q. I am pulling data from our library website, specifically, Marketline Company Profiles. What is the proper APA citation to use for this database and source? Is there a DOI that should be used?

A. General Format:

MarketLine. (year, month day) Title: Company profile. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.

In text citation….(MarketLine, year).

MarketLine Company Profiles do not have a DOI.

Note: If you are referencing two (or more) reports from MarketLine with the same year then you could differentiate between the two by adding lower case letters (a,b,c) after the year of publication.

Two examples in APA style

MarketLine. (2013, November 15). China Telecom Corporation Limited: Company profile. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.

MarketLine. (2014, August 29). Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Is the SmartThings acquisition a smart thing?: Case study. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.

For more information on citing in APA format, go to


Company Information: Websites

Company websites are an excellent place to find annual reports, SEC filings, and documents realted to corporate governance. If the company doesn't provide this information, try the following sites: