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Use this guide to start your Ethics in Commercial Culture essay.
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Steps to Writing your Essay

Step 1

First, familiarize yourself with the concept of ethics, or business ethics.

Your assignment is to write about ethics within a specific company or industry.

If you already have a topic, proceed to step 2.


Step 2

Think about your position on a topic.

  • Is the company/industry behaving ethically?

  • What kind of facts can you use to support your postion?

  • Does the company/industry act with ethics in mind? Profit in mind? Both?

Reading others opinions can strengthen your own. Review the sources below.

Step 3

Look at the list of sources below. You might use an article, book, or website.

Find information from these sources that backs up your point of view. Keep track of the sources you use. You will have to list them in your paper.





Step 4

Download the APA template before you start writing.

Refresh yourself on APA style whenever you plan to cite a source.

Remember to include the author's name and year after a citation (Miller, 2011) and include the full reference in your reference list.

Use Citation Machine for your references.




Links below are EBSCO searches on these topics.


APA Style

Nutrition labeling in chain restaurants

WalMart - Good for American Economy


Ethics of Advertising to Children

Corporations and Environmental Sustainability

Working conditions in factories (i.e. Nike)

Executive Bonuses

Galileo - You can find current articles about your topic in Galileo. Search in the subject or abstract field for your topic, e.g., nutrition labeling, chain restaurants.

  • Be sure to select "Full Text" when searching in Galileo
  • Your assignment might require current articles. You can select a year before you perform a search.

Bloomberg Businessweek - This special ethics section provides breaking news and editorials about ethics in companies and corporate culture.

Business Ethics Magazine - Self-proclaimed "Magazine of Corporate Responsibility), this news source provides news and editorials about business practices and their impact on society.

SGTC Catalog - Search the library's catalog for physical books in the library and eBooks available through EBSCO.

You can search for other news articles by selecting the Google News tab or browsing through the library's list of online newspapers.

APA style requires citation.

You must cite references of where you get information in the text - (Miller, 2009) and in the reference list – Miller, James. (2009). Do not plagiarize. Journal of Integrity, 6, 1-10.

The APA section of this guide provides a video and handout on how to avoid plagiarism and how to cite properly in APA style.

The first step in writing an APA paper is to download the APA template.

Use Citation Machine and plug in information from your sources (Title, Website, Author, Date) into Citation Machine to create your reference list. If the article does not list an author, use the name of the website as the author. Copy and paste the full citations into the reference list, located on the last page of your paper.



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