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How to Cite a Company Website?

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Perhaps one of the common questions you can ask yourself is “How do I cite a website?” or “How do I cite something I found on a company website?”

The first answer to the question depends on the citation style you want to use. Let us look at the three most common styles: APA 7th Edition, MLA 8th Edition, and Harvard referencing style:

APA 7th Edition

In this case, you don’t need to create references or in-text citations for whole websites.

To cite a website in general, but not a specific document on that website, provide the name of the website in the text and include the URL in parentheses.

For example, you might mention that you used a website to find a job:
I found a job using Linkedin (

If you are writing online, you can directly link the website’s name so that the link has descriptive text:
I found a job using Linkedin

If however, you want to cite particular information on a website, determine the reference type (e.g., journal article, report, investor note) and then follow the appropriate format. With Citationsy, you can do this automatically.

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MLA 8th Edition

For this style when writing an in-text citation, you simply need to write the name of the author and/or organization.

For example, you might want to mention that you found information about rentals on Airbnb:
We found that requests for WIFI connectivity went up 300% during COVID when booking a stay in Spain (Airbnb).

To add the reference you need to follow this format:

Company Name. “Title of Section.” Title of Website, Publisher or Sponsoring Organization, Date of publication or last modified date, URL (Website Address). Accessed access date.

For the Airbnb example:
“Bookings during COVID” Airbnb, 2021, Accessed 12 April 2021

*When the page is authored and published by the same corporation/organization, begin your citation with the section title.
*The publisher may also be omitted from the citation if the website title is essentially the same as the publisher name

Harvard Referencing

To add an in-text citation to your essay or paper, you need the Author and the year of publication.

For example, if you are writing about information you found on the Tesla website:
The Tesla Roadster has a range of 1000km and a top speed of 400km/h (Tesla, 2021)

For the reference list entry you need to follow this format:
Author Date of publication or last modified date, Title of Website (in italics), Date Viewed, URL (Website address).

The reference from the Tesla example would have the following structure:
Tesla 2021, The Tesla Roadster, the quickest car in the word, April 12th,

If you are looking for a different citation style, with Citationsy you can simply copy and paste the URL and we will automatically display the correct citation format. We support over 9000 different referencing styles.

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