Newspaper, magazine, and newswire articles from regional business publications in the U.S. and Canada.
Business Source Premier
Articles from business journals and magazines, company profiles with SWOT analyses, and industry reports.
Business (Gale OneFile)
Articles from business newspapers and trade publications on accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.
Web - Government and Associations
Minnesota Department of Agriculture - info about aspects of farming, including:
- Renewable/alternative energy sources
- Government grants
- Food (cider) licensing and sales
- Tax information
Minnesota Legislature - "Links to the World" - State legislative library's website that links to various government departments and other government and law info, grouped by topic.
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Government department about renewable energy. Info on wind energy in Minnesota is here.
Minnesota Commerce Department - Energy - Information about energy as related to businesses, including wind and solar energy. Agency in charge of energy is here.
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Consider the source's –
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources
For researching this assignment, the most important elements to look at are:
Publisher = who provides the content?
- Professional association, e.g. Minnesota Apple Gowers Association
- University website, like the University of Minnsota.
- Government departments - anything with a .gov domain name. The department should also be labeled at the top of the web page, e.g. USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Author = for single-author content, who wrote this? Are they an expert through education (professor, government employee) or have knowledge through experience (farmer, salesman, professional association member)? There should be biographical information for authors on the article, or easily accessible via author's website, twitter, etc.
Cite Your Sources (APA)
A guide to APA citation format based on the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
A comprehensive guide to APA formatting and style (7th edition). See examples of APA formats for papers, References lists, in-text citations, footnotes, and more.