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How to Cite Quarterly Reports In MLA Format


Quarterly business reports are sources of data for writers discussing economic issues. Very often these reports are available online. Writers often use the "MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)" for style and format guidelines. According to MLA style, quarterly reports are cited both in-text and on the Works Cited page.

In-Text Citation

After including information from a quarterly report, put an in-text citation within parentheses. Insert the author of the report; this will usually be the company that issues the document. Add a space and identify the page number on which the material is located; for instance: (Best Company 35).

Works Cited Page

Include in-text citations on the Works Cited page. Begin with the name of the author of the report. Add a period. Put the title of the report and a period inside quotation marks. List the name of the website that provided the document. Put the issuing year inside parentheses, add a colon, and identify the pertinent page range using a hyphen. Add a period. If the report was listed in a database, put its name here. Add a period. Indicate the medium of publication using "Web" without quotation marks. Include the date, abbreviated month and year you accessed the report. Conclude with a period; for example: Best Company. "First Quarter Report for 2012." Best Company Profile (2012): 22-76. Infinite Database. Web. 3 Dec. 2012. If you accessed a paper copy of the report, omit references to the names of the website and database. In addition, insert "Print" without quotation marks in place of "Web."

About the Author

Living in upstate New York, Susan Sherwood is a researcher who has been writing within educational settings for more than 10 years. She has co-authored papers for Horizons Research, Inc. and the Capital Region Science Education Partnership. Sherwood has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University at Albany.

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