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WR 214: Writing in Business (Ecampus)

Library resources for Ecampus students in writing for business.

APA Style

Cite your sources using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition.

There is a copy of the APA Style Manual at the Information Desk in the Valley Library and there are copies in the collection you can check out at BF76.7 .P83 2020(6th floor).

Many of the databases provide citation assistance. Take a look for the icon or link to "Cite this article" or "Choose a bibliographic style." These sometimes only show up when you go to print, save, or email the article, and different databases use different terminology.

Always check your references for accuracy! Online database citation tools, while a great help, often make small mistakes, so review the citation before you add it to your bibliography.

Here are some online sources:

Citation Basics

There are certain basic things you need to cite just about any source, using just about any format:

  • The AUTHOR (or creator) of the work.  This may be one person, many people, or a group or organization.
  • The TITLE OF THE WORK itself.  For example, the article title, the book title, the chapter title, etc.
  • The JOURNAL or the PUBLISHER.  For an article, you include the name of the specific magazine or journal.  For a book, the publishing house.

There are also certain things that must be included for specific types of works.  For example, for an article or a book chapter, you would provide page numbers.  For a website, you would provide the URL.

The moment when you are most likely to have easy access to all of this information?  When you find it in the first place.  Know then what you need to take note of to cite it effectively later.

Citation Management Software

As you research, you will want to keep track of all the information you are finding. One way to do this is to use a citation management program like Zotero or EndNote. Citation management programs let you store, retrieve and organize your citations. There are a couple of free programs you may wish to try out before committing to an expensive software purchase:


LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX is available as free software.

Resume Writing Help

OSU Career Services has several online seminar and webinar pages on writing resumes (

Can You Pass the 10 Second Rule?

Learn how to grab the employer’s interest in 10 seconds! 

Presenter: Lea McLeod, Degrees in Transition

10 Tips to Building a Perfect Resume

Writing a stellar resume can be challenging. These 10 tips can help you make it one more step to perfect!
Presenter: Nancy Hawkins, Trimble Navigation Limited

Creating a Stand-Out Resume

Discover how you can create a resume that helps you market your message and stand out in a pool of applicants.
Presenter: Doug Rice - Enterprise

WEBINAR - How to Write a Killer Resume - Alumni Career Webinar Series 

Learn to write a killer resume plus career management strategies that can change the trajectory of your career forever. You will learn how to build a resume that gets more interviews and prepares you to ace those interviews.
Presenter: Martin Yate CPC, NY Times bestseller