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How to Do a Legislative History

Citing Legal & Government Information

Citing to government documents poses some challenges. Sometimes reports don't have individual authors or publication dates. Generally style manuals treat government documents and reports the same as other material.

This guide provides various examples for intext or footnotes for citing government information for all the major style manuals.

Sometimes you have to modify the standard form to fit your particular citation.  

The ultimate goal is to allow the reader to locate the publication you are citing. 


Ben Amata
Government Information/Law Librarian

General Format & Examples

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2024 10:46 AM