Guide: How to cite a Government publication in APSA style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in APSA style

Cite A Government publication in APSA style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the APSA 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.


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

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. Title. City: Publisher.

Example:,. 2014. Binge Drinking. Australia: Australian Drug Foundation.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname Year Published)


(How can a structural perspective help explain the issue, As Willis describes, a structural sensibility involves “going beyond the level of individuals to take account of the broader structural context of the way in which that society is organised)

(Drinking Strategy with an initial commitment of $53.5 million over four years achieved its goal in the end) ( 2014)

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