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Government/Political Science: Citing Government Sources

Citation Software

Citing Government Documents

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. 19th ed. - Ref KF 245.U55 2010  The Authoritative guide for citing legal materials.

The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Writers and Librarians - Ref Z7164.67 G37

Citing U.S. Government Publications A detailed guide from Indiana University Bloomington

Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States


Citation Styles

Citing Sources in Papers and Theses

Check with your professor about the preferred citation style for your course.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Olin Library Reference (Floor 1)

Call number: LB2369 .G53 2003b

Perhaps the most frequently used citation style in the fields of language and literature. Consult the book for full details, or visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Modern Language Association Documentation.

Turabian's Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

Olin Library Reference (Floor 1)

Call number: LB2369 .T8 2007

A somewhat simplified version of the Chicago Manual of Style. Use the volume for full information. There are some examples available here.

Chicago Manual of Style

Olin Library Reference (Floor 1)

Call number: Z253 .U69 2003

Consult the volume, or access it digitally at the Chicago Manual of Style Online