Guide: How to cite a Government publication in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in MLA style

Cite A Government publication in MLA style

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

Reference list

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


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


American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.,. Mobilizing energy efficiency in the manufactured housing sector. Washington, D.C., 2012.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname)


Federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the largest program retrofitting manufactured homes, unfortunately this program does not apply to pre-HUD homes because the original construction does not accommodate the necessary changes and it is cost prohibitive because often the cost of repairs to retrofit exceed the value of the home itself. (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.)

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