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APA Citation Guide (APA 7th Edition): Government Documents

Government Documents

If you are citing a page or article from a government website, see Citation examples for websites with individual or group author.

 

Government Document/Report from a Website
Reference List Citation

Name of Government Department, Agency, or Committee. (Year of Publication). Title of document: Subtitle if given (Report No. Number, if given). Publisher Name if different from author. http://DocumentURL


Example

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. (2019). Walking together: Ontario's long-term strategy to end violence against Indigenous women. Queen's Printer for Ontario. https://files.ontario.ca/mi-2006_evaiw_report_for_tagging_final-s.pdf

Note: The specific agency responsible for the report appears as the author. The names of parent agencies not present in the group author name appear in the source element as the publisher. This creates concise in-text citations and complete reference list entries.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, 2019, By Age Five section, p. 8)

Note: When there are no visible page numbers, you may cite the section heading and the number of the paragraph in that section to identify where your quote came from.

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee, Year)


Example

(Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, 2019)

Government Document/Report in Print
References List Citation

Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee. (Year of Publication). Title of document: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition). Publisher Name.


Example

Ministry of Education. (2018). EarlyON child and family centre: Great beginnings inspire great possibilities. Queen's Printer for Ontario.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Ministry of Education, 2018, p. 12)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee, Year)


Example

(Ministry of Education, 2018)

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