A style guide illustrates the accepted format for citing your references in term papers, theses, articles, etc. The business disciplines have not adopted or endorsed a specific citation style. Your business professors may select any of these commonly used styles:
The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities, including those in literature, history, and the arts. But some in the accounting field use author-date style.