Harvard Referencing: Company information

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Basic format to reference company information

The basics of a Reference List entry for a company report:

  • Author.
  • Year.
  • Report title (in italics).
  • Date viewed.
  • Website address or database provider

Example:
BHP Billiton 2011, 
BHP Billiton exploration and development report for the year ended 30 June 2011, viewed 20 October 2011 <http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Pages/default.aspx>.

 

                       
 

  •         The content of electronic material for companies changes quickly. Always include the date you accessed the material from  the source referenced.
  •         The author is usually the database provider. The date is the year of the publication of the profile.
  •          In the case of a database that has financial data that is updated regularly use the current year.
  •          Use a descriptive title to describe data from specialised sources such as Datastream and Mint Global.

Referencing company information: Examples

Material Type

In-text 

example 

Reference List Examples
Company Report (BHP Billiton 2011) BHP Billiton 2011, BHP Billiton exploration and development report for the year ended 30 June 2011, viewed 20 October 2011 <http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Pages/default.aspx>. 
Company Annual Report (Mint Global 2011) Bureau van Dijk 2011, Vodafone Group annual report 2011, viewed 5 October 2011, retrieved from Mint Global database.
Company Profile (Datamonitor 2011) Datamonitor 2011, Apple Inc., company profile, viewed 5 October 2011, retrieved from Business Source Complete.
Financial Data (Datastream 2011) Datastream 2011, S&PASX200 daily index data 2009-2010, viewed 20 October 2011, retrieved from Datastream database.
Industry Report (Ibisworld 2011) Ibisworld 2011, Global Logistics - Air Freight - global industry report, viewed 20 October 2011, retrieved from IbisWorld database.

 

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