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Government Resources: Citing Government Resources

About Citing Government Resources

It is important to cite government resources in order to give credit to where you got a certain piece of information, as well as to make it easier for your readers to find that source material for themselves. However, citing these resources can be a bit tricky because different resources or types of government resources may have specific guidelines on proper citation. In addition to this, how you will cite these resources depends upon what style of citation you are using: MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. Always make sure to check with your professor or instructor about what style of citation you should be using.

Print Guides for Citing Government Resources

For General Citations:
For Citing Legal and Legislative Resources:

Online Guides for Citing Government Resources

Citing In A Particular Style: