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COMM2200: Radio and TV Industries: Citing Sources

This guide provides an overview of relevant resources related to radio and television.

Why do I need to cite?

You must cite your source of information any time you use another person’s ideas, opinion or theory. You must also provide citations for any facts, statistics, graphs, or drawings that are not common knowledge. Quotations of another person's actual spoken or written word and paraphrases of another person's spoken or written words must also be cited.

For additional information about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, please visit Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

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Avoiding Plagiarism

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Citing Sources

Most Communication courses will require you to use the APA (American Psychological Association) Style.


 Below are APA examples for company/industry reports and social media postings. Remember that your entries will be double spaced and all lines after the first one will be indented five spaces. 

Company citation:

Hoover’s Inc. (2018). Petsmart, Inc. Retrieved October 4, 2019 from Hoover’s database.

Industry citation:

Hoover’s Inc. (2018). Pet and Pet Supply Stores. Retrieved October 4, 2019 from Hoover’s database.

IBIS world industry report

Oliver, K. (2018). Puppy love: Pet owners will invest in premium products and services as the economy                             

     improves. (Industry Report 45391). Retrieved October 4, 2019 from IBISWorld database.


Levin, A. (n.d.) Home [LinkedIn page].  LinkedIn. Retrieved February 4, 2021



Cheng Library [@chenglibrary]. (n.d.). Snow Day [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved February 4, 2021,



Saul, S. [@srsaul]. (2019, July 24). Congratulations to @Roku’s Alison Levin on being named a NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 honoree by @bcbeat! #WeAreRoku #NYCTVWEEK #NYCTVWK40U40. [Tweet]. Twitter.