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Chicago Citation Style: Government Publications

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 16th edition.

Government Publications Online (14.282 / p. 770; 14.303-14.304 / pp. 777-778)

General Format 

Full Note:

1. Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title, (Place of
      Publication: Publisher, Year), URL.

Concise Note: 

2. Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title.


Name of Government Body/Division. Publication Title. Place of Publication:
            Publisher, Year. URL.


Full Note:

1. U.S. Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers, 1943 (Washington, DC: GPO, 1965), 562.

Concise Note:

2. U.S. Department of State, on Aboriginal Peoples, Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers, 1943.


U.S. Department of State. Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers, 1943. Washington, DC: GPO, 1965.

When the note entry includes a URL that must be divided between two lines, break it after a colon or a double slash or before a tilde (~), period, single slash, comma or hyphen. (14.12 / p. 659)

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About Citing Websites

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing websites.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.
Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.
Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections and pages in the manual.

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