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MLA Style Guide for Citations (9th edition): Government Documents

Government Document From a Website

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

Works Cited List Example

 United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety." 12 Jan. 2016, https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/challenges/antibiotic-resistance.html

In-Text Citation Example

 (Title of Document)

 Example: ("Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety")
 

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

 The Clean Air Act and Public Health: Hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works. United States Senate, 15 June 2011. Government Printing Office, 2011.

In-Text Citation Example

 (Title)

 Example: (The Clean Air Act and Public Health)

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

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