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*Cite and Analyze Business Information: Websites

Citing and Analyzing Information tools for business students.


Entire Website:

Citation Format:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. Page title. Website title. Retrieved Date, from http://Web address

Citation Example:

Federal Consumer Information Center. Retrieved October 27, 2014, from

Specific Document on a Website:

These citations often follow a similar format to print sources when possible.

Citation Examples:

Federal Trade Commission. (2014, March 27). FTC proposes changes to fuel rating rule [Press Release].  Retrieved from

Intext citation:  (Federal Trade Commission, 2014)

Brown, Abram. (2014, March 3). Forbes billionaires: Full list of the richest Americans. Retrieved April 28 2014, from

Intext citation: (Brown, 2014)

Nike, Inc. (2013).  2013 Annual Report. Retrieved from

Intext citation:  (Nike, Inc., 2013)

- When refering to the company website for multiple documents,
identify each document in the text of the paper or the intext citation, e.g., (Nike, Inc., 2013 Annual Report), as well as in the bibliography separately.

- Retrieval Date is ONLY NEEDED when content is changeable or can be updated (e.g., company profile). Therefore, journal, newsletter, newspaper, magazine articles and books do not need retrieval dates.

- If no date is given on the website, use [n.d.], which stands for "no date."