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MLA 7th ed. Style Guide: Gov. Docs.

Selected guide from the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.

Government Documents

Federal Publication Online

If the name of the author of the government document is known, you have the option of beginning the citation with the name of the government agency or beginning with the name of the author.

Name of the Government Agency Listed First

United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice
 and Delinquincy Prevention. Effectiveness of School-Based Violence 
Prevention Programs Reducing Disruptive and Aggressive Behavior. By 
Sandra Jo Wilson and Mark W. Lipsey. May 2005. National Criminal Justice
 Reference Service. Web. 15 Aug. 2009.

Name of the Author Listed First

Wilson, Sandra Jo, and Mark W. Lipsey. Effectiveness of School-Based Violence Prevention Programs Reducing Disruptive and Aggressive Behavior.

US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2005. National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Web. 15 Aug. 2009.


Congressional Document (other than the Congressional Record)

Include number and session of Congress, the house (S for Senate, HR for House of Representatives), as well as the type and number of the publication. Types include bills (S 45, HR 87), resolutions (S. Res. 30, H.Res. 72), reports (S. Rept. 444, H. Rept. 463), and documents (S. Doc. 567, H. Doc. 878, Misc. Doc. 87). The place of publication, publisher, date, and medium consulted come next. Most United States government documents are published by the Government Printing Office (GPO).

House Report Accessed Online

United States. Cong. House. Affordable Health Care for America Act. 111th Cong., 1st Sess. H.  Rept. 3962. Washington: GPO, 2009. GPOAccess. Web. 7 July 2010.


Document from the Congressional Record

When citing the Congressional Record (abbreviated Cong. Rec.) give only the date, page numbers, and medium of publication consulted.

Cong. Rec. 25 July 1947: 10100-90. Print.

 

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