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

Government Publication or Website

Cite government publications as a book, report, or website as appropriate.  If there is no named author on the cover or title page, use the agency or department as the author.  If the document is a report or publication, include the report number or other identifier after the title. If citing a website, include the entire URL.

 

Government Website

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Land conservationists can support wildlife refuges, particularly those for migratory birds, by purchasing a Federal Duck Stamp, which, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (2021) also are “miniature works of art.”

 

Land conservationists can support wildlife refuges, particularly those for migratory birds, by purchasing a Federal Duck Stamp, which are also “miniature works of art” (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2021).

 

References Page Entry

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2021, June 28). Duck stamp: Put your stamp on conservation. https://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp.php

 

Note: This government web page has a “last updated” date, so you can use that.  For government websites with no date, use n.d. in place of the date and add a retrieval date.  See our page for General Website to see how this should look.

 

PDF of a Government Report

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In the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (2018) reported that Americans spent $75.9 billion dollars – 48 percent of all wildlife recreation expenditures – on wildlife watching (p. 39).

 

Wildlife watchers spent $12.1 billion dollars in 2016 purchasing equipment (e.g., cameras and bird feed) in pursuit of their hobby (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2018, p. 39).

 

References Page Entry

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2018, April). 2016 national survey of fishing, hunting, and wildlife-associated recreation (Publication FHW/16-NAT). https://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/subpages/nationalsurvey/nat_survey2016.pdf

 

O*Net Entry

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O*Net’s report on auditing mentioned that to stand out in this industry, auditors must have excellent communication skills (National Center for O*NET Development, 2019). 

 

To stand out, auditors must have excellent communication skills (National Center for O*NET Development, 2019).

 

 References Page Entry 

National Center for O*NET Development. (2019). Auditors (O*Net Report No. 13-2011.02). https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.02

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