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Government Information : Cite

Government Information Guide guide for Federal Depository Libraries. (adapted from Muskingum University via Ryan McLaughlin)

Citing Government Information

Citing government information can be challenging.  Sometimes, information considered vital when working with a traditional style manual is missing or obscured.  Because of the great diversity found under the spectrum of "government publications" the style manuals only provide loose guidelines for authors.  It may be in a student's best interest to consult with a librarian or their instructor when trying to cite a government publication.

General Guidelines for Citing Government Publications, prepared by University of North Texas Libraries, provides an excellent examination of government citation information and will help a student better understand what should or should not be included in their required citation style.


Citing Government Documents: APA by The University of Nebraska at Kearney

APA Style: Other Print Sources by The OWL at Purdue, Purdue University


Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style by the University of Nevada, Reno

Citing Government Documents: MLA by the University of Nebraska at Kearney


Citing Government Documents: Turabian by the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Citing Government Documents: Chicago by the University of Nebraska at Kearney