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Government Documents

UAH is a congressionally-designated selective federal depository of the U.S. Government. As such, the Salmon Library receives that portion of all GPO publications which have been determined to most closely suit the needs of the University and community.

Citing Government Documents

Citing Government Documents can be confusing and difficult because the varied format and source. The following are comprehensive guides to citing Government Documents.


The following is a great resource from the Indiana University on citing Government Information.

Washington, DC : National Archives and Records Administration, 2007.
AE 1.113:17/2007 – Offsite

DocsCite is a step-by-step guide to putting government publication citations into proper style format (APA or MLA) using a template; from Arizona State University.

Good basic examples, including an electronic bill via GPO, and a file from a CD-ROM; from the Montana State University.