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MGT434H5: Mergers and Acquisitions

A course guide listing resources for MGT434H5 students.


  • When in doubt, cite it!
  • Make sure you use quotation marks for exact, word-for-word quotations from a source.
  • Capture all the reference information you might need need from each source while you are conducting your research, rather than waiting until your paper has been written.
  • Be consistent.  No matter what reference style you use, ensure you include the same information in the same order for each citation you make. 


You cite your sources to:

  • give credit to those whose work you have used in your presentation or paper;
  • increase your credibility as an author (the power of association!); and
  • enable other readers of your work (and your professor) to reconstruct your argument and build on your argument or thesis.

The basic elements of any citation are:

  • Author(s) - who is responsible for 'creating' this information
  • Title(s) - of article + journal if an article, or book, report, recording or database
  • Date of publication - or when you accessed the information
  • Page or other information, e.g. URL, to help reader locate information again

The order of these elements may change depending on the citation style you use but all citations should have enough information for readers to be able to locate the article, book, or report easily OR to recreate your research using a database.

There are many citation styles but typically, they require:

  • references or footnotes in the body of your paper (and which may be abbreviated), and; 
  • a full, alphabetical list of references at the end of your paper. 


Use these citation guides to find examples or models you can use help create correct citations for all kinds of sources - books, articles, websites, videos, social media and more. 

These guides all focus on the databases and resources typically used by business students.

Don't see your preferred citation style included here?  Email the FLC at for citation help.