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ACCT 5317: Accounting Theory: Research Paper

Research Paper Resources

Sample APA Citations

These citations are based on APA 7th edition but have been modified to meet the requirements of SMU Cox School of Business instructors. Check with your professor regarding the appropriate citation style for your course.

The following is an example of references on a reference page for the type of articles you will be using for this assignment. Examples of in-text references can be found in Citing Business Sources.


Alphabet, Inc. (2022). Form 8-K. Retrieved from Mergent Online database

Hughes, J. & Ertel, D. (2020, July/August). What is your negotiation strategy? Harvard Business Review, 98(4), 66-75. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database

Southwest Airlines Co. (2022, May 26). Form 8-K. Retrieved from

Tarullo, D. (2019, Winter). Financial regulation: Still unsettled a decade after the crisis. The Journal of Economic Perspectives. Retrieved from JSTOR database

Tyson, M. (2022, April 14). How blockchain is evolving. InfoWorld. Retrieved from ABI/Inform database

Why Do I Need This Guide?

Your assignment requires you to find authoritative research concerning an accounting topic. A basic Google search is not the best method to find the appropriate sources. This research guide will direct you toward better search methods to ensure success.

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