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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
The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources
Call Number: Z7164.G7 G37 2002
Publication Date: 2002
The most comprehensive guide to citing government resources at all levels -- U.S. federal, state, and local; IGO; and foreign -- and in all formats. Includes extensive coverage of electronic formats (website files, data files, e-mail messages, webcasts, image files, etc.).
For Citing Legal and Legislative Resources:
Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook by
Call Number: KF245 .B37 2007
Publication Date: 2007
If you need a primer on how to use The Bluebook, make sure to take a look at this first
Online Guides for Citing Government Resources
Citing In A Particular Style: