Guide: How to cite a Government publication in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in APA style

Cite A Government publication in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title (p. Pages Used). City: Publisher.

Example:

Office for National Statistics,. (2012). Language in England and Wales, 2011 (p. 15). London: Office for National Statistics.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

In England and Wales 726,000 people (1.3 per cent) reported that they could not speak English well and 138,000 people (0.3 per cent) reported that they could not speak English at all. (Office for National Statistics, 2012)

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