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U.S. Government Publications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison : Citing Government Publications

How to find U.S. government publications at University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries.

General Guides

For examples using specific citation styles, see the dropdown menu under "Citing Government Publications."

These resources are not specific to a citation style, but provide guidelines and examples that can be adapted to different styles.

Cheney, Debora. The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: a Manual for Social Science & Business Research. Bethesda, MD: LexisNexis; Congressional Information Service, c2002.

Call number: J9.5 G37 2002


  • Memorial Library Reference Desk Room 262 (non-circulating)
  • Steenbock Library Stacks (1st Floor)

Web Site

Need to cite articles, books, or Web pages?

General Cite Sources tips from the UW-Madison Libraries

UW-Madison Writing Center's Writer's Handbook has a section on Documentation (APA, Chicago, CBE, MLA, etc.).

Information on quoting and paraphrasing from UW-Madison's Writing Center

Video tutorial "Introduction to Plagiarism" from the UW-Madison Libraries 

Information from the UW Madison Libraries on citation managers

Federal Depository Library Program

As part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the UW-Madison Libraries make U.S. government publications available to the public at no fee.

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