Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 2476

When citing case studies in APA style you'll want to include the typical citation elements and apply general formatting guidelines. The following are examples of how case studies could be cited in APA style, but be sure to check with your professor about how they'd like you to cite case studies in your work.

In-Text Citations

Harris (2014) found that student success correlated with library use.

or

… as the case study concluded (Bisell & Tram, 2007).

or

Bisell and Tram (2007) concluded in their case study that….

Reference List

Example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Author(s). (Year). Title of case study. HBS No. number of case study. City, State abbreviation or Country of publication: Publisher.

Example, one author:

Harris, J. (2014). MindEdge. HBS No. 109-3585. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Example, two authors:

Bisell, T., & Tram F. (2007). Twitter. HBS No. 324-567. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with in-text citations.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a Harvard Business Review case study in your class assignments and projects.

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