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

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

Online guides to citing government publications using MLA style

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style.  Guide created by the University of Nevada-Reno provides sample MLA citations for more than 20 different kinds of U.S. documents.  Based on the MLA Handbook, 8th edition, 2016.

MLA Style (8th Edition) Citation Guide: Government Documents. From University of Portland's Clark Library.

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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