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Government Documents & Information

Citing Government Documents

See below for resources on how to cite government documents academically according to formal formatting guidelines (e.g. Chicago, MLA, APA) or according to legal, governmental, or international regulations.


Citation Styles

All of the widely used documentation styles - MLA, APA, etc., include formatting for public documents, as well as for other print and electronic materials. Gumberg Library offers library guides on how to format citations according to APA and MLA guidelines. See the guides below for more information.

Additional Citation Guidelines

The Writing Center

The Duquesne University Writing Center has created many helpful guides to assist you with creating in-text citations and citations for your list of references for many different citation styles.  If you'd like one-on-one help with your writing and citing, you can make an appointment with the Writing Center or simply visit the center during walk-in hours.