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How to cite financial reports in Harvard UoB format

Citing financial reports can appear confusing but does follow the same structure as that of other sources.

In text citation:

Citing a quotation or piece of financial information from an an online database is comparable to that of a print book. The publishing organisation of the database is required unless there is an author specified. 

Citing a direct quote

Marketline (2013, p.16) state that "many brick-and-mortar stores are struggling while online businesses continue to prosper". 


The European online retail sector is valued at $230.6 billion (Marketline, 2013).

Reference list:
The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are :

(i) publishing organisation (provider e.g. Key Note, Bureau van Dijk)

(ii) year (in round brackets)

(iii) title of report in single quotes

(iv) Available at: URL

(vii) (Accessed: day month year).


Marketline (2013) 'Online Retail in Europe', Available at: (Accessed: 20 September 2013).

This guide uses the UoB-Harvard system. Always consult your unit handbook or tutor to make sure you are using the correct system for the unit. Some subjects use other systems.
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