How to Cite a Company Website?
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 (https://www.linkedin.com/)
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.
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, https://airbnb.com/ 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
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, https://www.tesla.com/en_EU/roadster
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