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GEN BUS 360: Workplace Writing and Communication (Spring 2022)

General Website, Non-government Website

Note: including an attributive tag that mentions your company’s website will help readers distinguish between the company’s website and their social media sites.

 

Specific Information Quoted or Paraphrased from a Company’s Website

In-text Citation Options

REI (n.d.) wrote with pride about their lack of shareholders and how “with every purchase you make with REI, you are choosing to steward the outdoors.”

 

The company website explained that their “purpose is to awaken a lifelong love of the outdoors” (REI, n.d.).

 

References Page Entry

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). (n.d.). Who we are. Retrieved March 23, 2019 from https://www.rei.com/about-rei 

 

Specific Information Quoted or Paraphrased from a Publication’s “About Us” Page on their Website

In-text Citation Options

The Wall Street Journal (n.d.) claimed in their mission statement that there is complete “separation between News and Opinion.”

 

The mission statement explained that “society benefits from a common set of verifiable facts and a broad set of voices that reflect our world” (Wall Street Journal, n.d.).

 

References Page Entry

Wall Street Journal. (n.d.). About us. Retrieved July 17, 2021 from https://www.wsj.com/about-us

 

Overview of Company or Organization’s Website

If you are giving a broad overview of the website and/or professional organization and not citing or summarizing a specific page, cite it only with an end-of-sentence parenthetical.

In-text Citation

Recreational Equipment, Inc.’s (REI) website emphasized their passion for outdoor adventures (https://www.rei.com).

 

References Page Entry

Because you did not cite any specific information or a specific webpage, this is not cited on the References page.

Content Credit

Content on this page was created by the Business Communication team at the Wisconsin School of Business.