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*Cite and Analyze Business Information: Financial Reports

Citing and Analyzing Information tools for business students.

Financial Reports

Basic Citation Format for Financial Reports:

Author. (Date). Document title. Retrieved from  (File Name and number--if available--and any other information needed to trace the report)

Citation Examples from a Database:

When the company is the author:

General Electric Co. (2009). SEC Form 10-K for the Year Ended December 31, 2009. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis Academic database.

Intext citation: (General Electric Co., 2008)

Twitter, Inc. (2014). SEC Form 10-K for the Year Ended December 31, 2013. Retrieved SEC EDGAR website

Intext citation: (Twitter, 2014)

When the company is not the author:

Disclosure Incorporated. (2009). International Business Machines: Disclosure report. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis database. (Disclosure Company Number: I510600000 )

Intext citation:  (Disclosure Incorporated, 2009)

Citation Example from a Free Web Site:

Texas Instruments. (2010). 2010 Annual Report to Shareholders. Retrieved from

Intext citation:  (Texas Instruments, 2010)