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

Reference Works (Dictionary, Investopedia, Wiki, etc.)

In general, reference works like encyclopedias are useful for introductory and background reading for early drafts, and they can help you formulate more complex research questions. Later drafts should rely on sources that go into more depth and specificity.

 

Reference Entry Without an Author, for General Term/Topic Definition

In-text Citation Options

According to Investopedia (n.d.), the common definition of the term “trustee” as a person (or firm) who manages property or assets for a client has come under scrutiny recently.

 

The common definition of the term “trustee” as a person (or firm) who manages property or assets for a client has come under scrutiny recently (Investopedia, n.d.).

 

References Page Entry

Trustee. (n.d.). In Investopedia. Retrieved October 18, 2018, from https://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/trustee.asp

 

Authored Encyclopedia or Reference Entry with a Date

In-text Citation Options

Investopedia defined “Free cash flow” (“FCF”) as the cash generated after accounting for “outflows to support operations and maintain capital assets” (Jagerson, 2019).

 

Free cash flow can be evaluated on a per share basis (Jagerson, 2019).

 

References Page Entry

Jagerson, J.A. (2019, May 20). Free cash flow. In Investopedia. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/freecashflow.asp

 

Wikipedia Entry (APA has slightly different rules for Wikipedia)

If you are using Wikipedia, when possible, follow the footnote link to the original source, read it, and use that for evidence and citation. If you must cite Wikipedia, then the Publication Manual of the APA (2020) requires that you

Cite the archived version of the page so that readers can retrieve the version you used. Access the archived version on Wikipedia by selecting “View history” and then the time and date of the version you used. (p. 329)

 

In-text Citation Options

Wikipedia suggested that the rate of globalization has increased due to factors such as improvements in long-distance transportation and telecommunications (“Economic Globalization,” 2021).

 

The rate of globalization has increased due to factors such as improvements in long-distance transportation and telecommunications (“Economic Globalization,” 2021).

 

References Page Entry

Economic globalization. (2021, July 5). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Economic_globalization&oldid=1032056663

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