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Citation Style Guides: Government Information

General Form

Author or Agency. Title. City of Publication (state): Publisher; Year.

Some government agencies are buried within other larger agencies.  You need to list the hierarchy of the bureaucracy starting with the largest agency and narrowing down to the smallest agency that actually commissioned/ authored the documents.

When discussing national documents, you will need to indicate which country.  The names of countries can be abbreviated. A list of ISO abbreviations for countries is listed in Appendix 29.3 in the CSE Style Manual.


Corporate Author Sec.

National Resource Council (US), Subcommittee to Review the Hanford

Thyroid Study. Final results and report. Review of the Hanford Thyroid

Disease Study draft final report. Washington (DC): National Academy

Press (US); 2000.

Congressional Hearing sec.

Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. Investigation of

organized crime in interstate commerce. Hearings before the

Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in

Interstate Commerce. 82nd Cong., 2nd sess.

(December 12, 1950). Available from: 

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