There is no universally accepted format for citing government documents, anymore than there is for any other source of information. The general guidelines given below should always be used in conjunction with one of the standard style manuals.
Help in creating citations for government publications. (Also available in print in the IU Kokomo Library collection.)
Plagiarism @ IU
bother citing your sources, you ask?
"Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone
else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own. Any
ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral
use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common
knowledge. What is considered “common knowledge” may differ from course
a. A student must not adopt or reproduce
ideas, opinions, theories, formulas, graphics, or pictures of another
person without acknowledgment.
b. A student must give credit to the
originality of others and acknowledge an indebtedness whenever:
1. Directly quoting another person’s
actual words, whether oral or written;
2. Using another person’s ideas,
opinions, or theories;
3. Paraphrasing the words, ideas,
opinions, or theories of others, whether oral or written;
4. Borrowing facts, statistics, or
illustrative material; or
5. Offering materials assembled or
collected by others in the form of projects or collections without