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Turabian's Parenthetical / Reference List Style Guide

Citing Government Documents Example Index

Want to know how to cite government documents in-text?

Click on the below link for access to in-text citation examples for web resources:

How to Cite Government Agency, Department, OR Commission Documents (Print)

 

Turabian citation example for a print publication from a Government department or agency

 

Turabian citation example for print publication from a government commission

How to cite Online Government Documents

Multiple Author / Editor Format citation example

 Note:

  • When citing an electronic resource use the print citation as the primary format then include URL and access date to complete the citation
  • REMEMBER: A URL alone in your reference list is NOT enough.  You must provide as much publication detail as possible so a reader can locate the source of the information even if the URL changes.
  • For an information source accessed via the free web add the URL.  For a library database use the stable URL OR PURL if available.  After both include the date you accessed the information. 
  • Do not abbreviate months when noting dates of access.

How to Cite Publications of International Bodies (Print)

Turabian citaiton example of print publication from an international body

Note:

  • Abbreviations for commonly known major bodies like UN for United Nations or WTO for World Trade Organization

How to Cite Presidential Publications (Print)

 

Turabian citation example of print presidential proclamation

 

Turabian citation example of print Presidential executive order

 

Turabian citation example for print presidential papers

 

 

How to Cite U.S. Congressional Publications (Print)

Turabian citation example for a print Congressional debate

 

Turabian citation example for print Congressional report

 

Turabian citation example for a print Congressional hearing

 

Turabian citation example for print Congressional bill and resolution