Guide: How to cite a Government publication in ASM style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in ASM style

Cite A Government publication in ASM style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the ASM 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 ASM style.

Reference list

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


1. Author Surname Author Initial. Year Published. Title. Publisher, City.


1. Sandford M. 2014. Local authorities: the general power of competence - Commons Library Standard Note. House of Commons Library, London.

In-text citation

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




the message from local authority representative groups is that there has been a loss of confidence in the existing well-being provisions following the London Authorities Mutual Ltd case. It was this loss in confidence that has prompted calls for a general power of competence by the Local Government Association among others. (1)

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