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Government Documents

David L. Rice Library has been a selective federal depository library (since 1969), meaning that we don't receive all government documents, but rather choose categories of documents to receive. These categories align with USI's curriculum.

Citing Government Documents

Most citation style guides have a section that covers government documents.  Check out this How To Cite Sources Libguide.

Additional Resources:

Citing U.S. Government Publications (from IU)

Citing Government Information (from West Texas A&M)

Style Guides for Citing Government Resources (from University of Central Florida Libraries; contains links to other citation resources, too)

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APA Tip Sheets

MLA Tip Sheets

MLA Handbook, Ninth Edition cover art
Authority: Modern Language Association (MLA)
Current edition: MLA Handbook (9th), published in 2021 
Disciplines: used primarily in English and humanities courses
Visit the MLA Style Center for resources on using the 9th edition style correctly, including how to avoid plagiarism, sample papers, and other guidance.
Additional Resources from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)