Citing Government Documents

Government documents are publications either written or sponsored by a government (state, federal, foreign or international).They are published in many formats: print, microform, CD-ROM or Internet.

DocsCite: this tool from Arizona State University helps you generate citations in APA or MLA style for documents in all formats (print, CD-ROM, microform, WWW).

Brief Guide to Citing Government Information: a more detailed guide from the University of Memphis to citing documents in all formats including Congressional publications and statutes.

Suggested Citation Style for U.S. Census Web Sources: includes guides for various file formats, FTP files and dynamically generated tables/files.

Basic Legal Citation: based on the Bluebook, this is a very thorough guide to citing legal materials.

Citing Electronic Sources: the Library of Congress's guide to citing materials on their web site including films, legal materials, maps, recorded sound, photographs and drawings, special presentations and texts.

Other Sources:

The style manual for your course or discipline. Handouts and manuals are available at the Reference Desk on the Main Level.

Garner, Diane L. The complete guide to citing government information resources: a manual for writers & librarians. Available at the Reference and Government Documents departments (Z 7164 .G7 G27 1993)

The Reference Department's citation guides page.

 

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