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Government Documents: Citing Government Publications

International, Federal, State, and Local, Government Documents at the Morrow Library of Marshall University

Citing Government Publications

There are two reasons for citing government publications in your work: to show where you found your information, and to allow others to find the same information. Unlike regular books and articles, however, there is often no individual author given for a government document or web site. In those cases, use the agency that issued the information as the author. The following sources will help you produce the correct citation: