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Citations - MLA: Government Documents

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Government Document From a Website

Title of Document: Subtitle if Given. Edition if given and is not first edition, Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee, Publication Date, URL.

Works Cited List Example

 Highlights from the Competition Bureau’s Workshop on Emerging Competition Issues. Competition Bureau of Canada, 4 Mar. 2016, www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/vwapj/cb-Workshop-Summary-Report-e.pdf/$FILE/cb-Workshop-Summary-Report-e.pdf.

In-Text Citation Example

 (Title of Document)

 Example: (Highlights)

 Note: You can use a shortened form of the title by listing the first word or words of the full title.

 Note: URL - delete the beginning http(s)://

Government Document in Print

Title of Document: Subtitle if Given. Edition if given and is not first edition, Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee, Publication Date.

Works Cited List Example

 Women in California: A Gender-based Statistical Report. 7th ed., Statistics United States of America, 2015. 

In-Text Citation Example

 (Title)

 Example: (Women in California 4)

 Note: You can use a shortened form of the title by listing the first word or words of the full title.

This guide is used/adapted with the permission of Seneca College Libraries.