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

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

Online guides to citing government publications in APA style

APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Government Publication, from Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University Medical School.

How to Cite US Government Documents in APA Citation Style from Cornell University Library.  Click "APA citation style by type of document" tab near top of guide to get examples of citations of specific kinds of documents (Congressional Hearings, Congressional Record, Laws/Statutes, etc)

General gov docs citing guides

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)
  • Wendt Commons (Engineering) Books (2nd Floor)

Web Sites

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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