How to Cite Mintel Reports

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Mintel is a database that issues reports on a variety of economic topics. As with other sources, you must cite a Mintel report in your reference list, if you use it as a source of information. Mintel reports should be cited as documents retrieved from a database. The exact format citation will depend on whether you are adhering to APA, MLA or Chicago Style guidelines.

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    Format your reference in the following manner, if you are adhering to MLA guidelines. Note that the name of the database should be underlined.

    Author or Authoring Organization. "Title of Report." Month Year of Publication. Name of Database. Institution at which you accessed the database, city, state. Date of Access.


    For example:

    Mintel. "Sale of Sinks--U.S." Mar. 2009. Mintel. Fogler Library, Orono, ME. 7 Jul. 2010.


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    Format your reference in the following manner if you are adhering to APA guidelines. Be sure to italicise the title of the report and the month and year of publication.

    Author or Authoring Organization. (Year of Publication). Title of Report -- Month Year. Retrieved month day, year from name of database.

    For example:

    Mintel. (2009). Sale of Sinks--U.S.-- March 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2010 from Mintel Reports database.

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    Format your reference in the following manner, if you are adhering to Chicago style guidelines.

    "Title of Report." Name of Database Year of Publication,

    URL (accessed month day, year).

    For example:

    "Sale of Sinks--U.S." Mintel Reports database 2009, (accessed July 7, 2010).

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