- APSA Headings
- APSA Notes
- APSA Reference List
- Government document
- Legal proceeding, statute, or hearing
- Forthcoming work
- Dissertation or thesis
- Paper presented at meeting
- Indirect source
- Format the reference list
- APSA Parenthetical Citations
Citing government documents
Basic form, long author name
Use the standard author-date format.
If the name of the government agency that authored a document is long, you may use a short form or acronym in subsequent references.
(U.S. International Trade Commission 1978, 12; hereafter USITC)
Give the name of the case and the year.
(Baker v. Carr 1962)
[Note that the name of the case, except for the "v.," is in italics or underlined.]
Give the name of the statute and the year.
(Budget and Improvement Act 1987)