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US Government Documents Fundamentals

A guide to basic information about finding, evaluating, and using government documents for assignments, research, and your own information.

Citation Resources

  • The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: a Manual for Social Science & Business Research. Debora Cheney.  Bethesda, MD: Lexis Nexis, Congressional Research Service. 3rd ed., 2002.  Terrell Reference Desk J 9.5.G37x 2002

Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications (Indiana University at Bloomington) -

This guide uses the Cheney book above to provide a framework. For specifics on citing a document in MLA, APA, Chicago style, etc., its best to look at a style guide, i.e. the ones at the Purdue OWL, but this will help you understand the process.

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