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Government Publications

A basic guide in identifying and locating government information.

Where to Begin Citing Government Documents?

Citing government documents can be tricky because they aren't like any other kind of information you cite for a paper. Each kind of document -- court proceeding, congressional bill, supreme court decision -- requires different treatment according to the style you are working with. That doesn't mean you should be swayed from using this rich source of information! According to its strategic plan, the Government Publishing Office seeks to "keep American informed" and you are a part that. 

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