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Turabian Citation Style Guide 8th Edition: F. Government Publications

This guide will help you cite sources in the Turabian/Chicago Style.

About Citing Other Items

For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for both the Notes-Bibliography and the Author-Date style options of Turabian.

This information and several of the examples were drawn from A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations (8th edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.

Government Publications

The general format below refers to an item published by a governmental department or agency. These can include reports, bulletins, circulars, and other items from executive deparments, bureaus, and other agencies. Italicize the title and inlcude the author(s) names after the title (pp. 210; 273). See the Manual  for many other examples of government documents.

 

General Format

 

 

Notes-Bibliography Style (p. 210):

 

Note:
 
   Note Number. Department or Agency Name, Publication Title: Subtitle, Author First Name Author Last Name. (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #(s).
 
 

 

Bibliographic Entry:
 

 

Examples
 
 

 

 
Note:

 

   30. US Department of the Treasury, Report of the Secretary of the Treasury Transmitting a Report from the Register of the Treasury of the Commerce and Navigation of the United States for theYear Ending the 30th of June, 1850, 31st Cong., 2d sess., House Executive Document 8 (Washington, DC, 1850-51).
 
Bibliographic Entry:
 

 

General Format
 

 

Author-Date Style (p. 273):

 

Parenthetical Citation:
 
(Department or Agency Name Year)
 

 

 
Reference List Entry:
 

 

Examples

 

Parenthetical Entry:
 

(US Department of the Treasury 2007)

 
 
Reference List Entry:
 

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