Guide: How to cite a Government publication in The Open University (numeric) style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in The Open University (numeric) style

Cite A Government publication in The Open University (numeric) style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the The Open University (numeric) 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 The Open University (numeric) style.

Reference list

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

Template:

1  Author Surname, Author Forename (Year Published) Title,  City, Publisher.

Example:

1  Paton, Graeme (2010) 'Children 'more likely to own a mobile phone than a book''. Telegraph.co.uk. [online] Available from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7763811/Children-more-likely-to-own-a-mobile-phone-than-a-book.html (Accessed 28 April 2015)

In-text citation

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

Template

[1]

Example

Almost nine-in-10 pupils now have a mobile compared with fewer than three-quarters who have their own books in the home [1]

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