Guide: How to cite a Government publication in Harvard - Anglia Ruskin University style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in Harvard - Anglia Ruskin University style

Cite A Government publication in Harvard - Anglia Ruskin University style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the Harvard - Anglia Ruskin University 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 Harvard - Anglia Ruskin University style.

Reference list

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


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

Example:, 1983. A Nation At Risk.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Our Nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by competitors throughout the world. This report is concerned with only one of the many causes and dimensions of the problem, but it is the one that undergirds American prosperity, security, and civility. We report to the American people that while we can take justifiable pride in what our schools and colleges have historically accomplished and contributed to the United States and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur--others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments. 
If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves. We have even squandered the gains in student achievement made in the wake of the Sputnik challenge. Moreover, we have dismantled essential support systems which helped make those gains possible. We have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking, unilateral educational disarmament.

In contrast to the ideal of the Learning Society, however, we find that for too many 
people education means doing the minimum work necessary for the moment, then 
coasting through life on what may have been learned in its first quarter. But this should 
not surprise us because we tend to express our educational standards and expectations 
largely in terms of "minimum requirements." And where there should be a coherent 
continuum of learning, we have none, but instead an often incoherent, outdated 
patchwork quilt. … In some metropolitan areas basic literacy has 
become the goal rather than the starting point. (, 1983)

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