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Referencing Toolkit

How to Reference

Basic Format to Reference Company Information

The basics of a reference list entry for a company report:

  • Author.
  • Year (in round brackets).
  • Report title (in italics).
  • Website address.
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 5-7 spaces.

Example:

BHP Billiton. (2011). BHP Billiton Exploration and Development Report for the year ended 30 June 2011. Retrieved from http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Pages/default.aspx

Company listing reference

Examples

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Citation Examples

Material Type

In-text examples

Reference list examples

Company Annual Report: Print

(Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, 2001)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. (2001). Annual report 2001. Tokyo, Japan: Author.

Productivity Commission. (2002). Review of automotive assistance (Inquiry Report No. 25). Canberra, ACT: Author.

If a report has an identifying number, include it in brackets.
Company Annual Report: Online

(BHP Billiton, 2011)

BHP Billiton. (2011). BHP Billiton Exploration and Development Report for the year ended 30 June 2011. Retrieved from http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Pages/ default.aspx

Financial Data

(Datastream, 2011)

Datastream. (2011). S&PASX200 daily index data 2009-2010. Retrieved from Datastream.