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Government Information

Use this guide to learn about finding sources of government information.

Citing Government Information Sources

APA Style

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association describes the rules used to write papers following APA style. This style is used in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and criminology. Information about using APA style can be found in the following places:

MLA Style

Modern Language Association documentation guidelines are often used in the humanities fields, including English, comparative literature, literary criticism, and foreign-languages.

"The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, published in 2016, rethinks documentation for an era of digital publication. The MLA now recommends a universal set of guidelines that writers can apply to any source and gives writers in all fields—from the sciences to the humanities—the tools to intuitively document sources."

Information about using MLA style can be found in the following places:

Chicago Style

Chicago style is a documentation style used in history and other humanities fields and uses footnotes or endnotes. Information about using Chicago style can be found in the following places: