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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th Edition): Business Reports from Library Databases

MLA 8th Edition

Report from Business Source Premier

Title of Report. Name of Company that Published the Report, Date of Publication, pp. Page numbers. Business Source Premier, Permalink URL (without http://).

Works Cited List Example

Starbucks. MarketLine, 04 Aug. 2016, pp. 1-48. Business Source Premier,

 Note: Reports found in Business Source Premier will say they are published either by Datamonitor or MarketLine. View the full report to confirm.

In-Text Citation Example

(Title of Report Page Number)

Example: (Starbucks 10)


Access Date

List the date you first viewed the resource.

Database Names

The name of the database will usually appear at the top of the search screen. Note that ProQuest and EBSCOhost are NOT database names, they are database providers. The name of the database will appear separately.


The format of all dates is: Date Month (shortened) Year. (e.g., 5 Sept. 2016)

If no date is listed, leave it out of the Works Cited List citation.

Page Numbers

If no page number is listed, leave it out of the Works Cited List and In-text citations.


Capitalize the first letter of every important word in the title. You do not need to capitalize words such as: in, of, or an.

If there is a colon (:) in the title, include what comes after the colon (also known as the subtitle).

If the title is missing, provide a brief and succinct description of the report or information in place of the title.