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Citing Government Publications and Websites

Citing Government Publications and Websites

Citing Government Information

Print Guide

The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Social Science and Business Research
Covers bibliographic citation of government (United States federal, state, local, and regional; international/intergovernmental organizations; foreign) information resources.
   Shelved at: GovPub Ref Z7164.G7G37 2002
     (in the Rivera Library's Government Publications
     Reference Section)

Web Guides

Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
University of Memphis Library basic guide to citing print and electronic government publications. Includes citation examples.

Citing Government Publications
Guide to citing government publications from Government Documents Department of the University of North Texas Libraries. Includes general guidelines, links to citation examples, and links to government document and general style manuals.

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
University of Nevado, Reno Libraries guide with sample MLA-style citations to government print and electronic publications.

Fill in the blanks, and DocsCite creates sample APA-style and MLA-style bibliographic citations to government publications and websites.

How to Cite Gov. Docs.
Lots of examples for citing U.S. federal government publications in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian formats.

Specialized Citation Guides

Citing Electronic Media, U.S. National Center for Health Statistics
U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) citation examples for NCHS electronic information. Citation examples for: electronic versions of printed publications; public-use data files and databases; FTP sites; Web sites.

Citing Primary Sources : How to Cite Electronic Sources (Library of Congress)
Guide to the citation of digitized materials (particularly primary sources) available on Library of Congress web sites.
Includes citation examples, in MLA and Chicago styles, for: entire websites, cartoons and illustrations, films, government publications and legal documents, maps, newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, special presentations, and texts.

Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) guidelines for citing unpublished records held in NARA and NARA affiliated facilities. "The guidelines cover citations to textual records, microform records, nontextual archives (i.e., photographic records, posters, motion pictures, tape recordings, cartographic records, and architectural drawings), electronic records, and online references."

How to Cite Electronic, Print and Microfiche Congressional Publications
ProQuest Congressional guide to citation of Congressional publications. Includes citation examples for bills, hearings, reports, etc.

Citing Legal Resources

Print Guides

The BlueBook: A Uniform System of Citation
The BlueBook is the authoritative source for legal citation.
   Shelved at: GovPub Ref KF245.B582
     (in the Rivera Library's Government Publications
      Reference section)

California Style Manual: A Handbook of Legal Style for California Courts and Lawyers.
The California Supreme Court has adopted this handbook as the official legal style guide for California courts.
   Shelved at: GovPub Ref KFC75.F67 2000
     (in the Rivera Library's Government Publications
      Reference section)

Web Guide

Basic Legal Citation
Designed to introduce legal citation to the beginner and to serve as a reference on basic citation points for more experienced writers and citation checkers. Examples of citations for cases, statutes, regulations and many other legal materials.

Last modified: 6/7/2011 10:07 AM by L. Reasoner

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