Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas University

Government Information

Tips to Citing Government Documents

Some government titles are extremely long and you may encounter documents whose titles are similar. It is very important to write down the complete title of the document you are searching for.

Government documents may list the issuing agency as the author rather than an individual. Some types of authors you may see include:

  • Individual or several individuals
  • Federal agency
  • Corporate author
  • Editor, no author
  • No author

Online Citing Sources

Purdue Online Writing Lab is an excellent resource covering APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.  Use the search box to locate the format you need to cite.

Print Resources