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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Government agency publication

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Government agency publication

Reference: Organisation. Title by author/editor First Name Last Name (if given). Other identification information. Place of Publication. Year.

Example:

U.S. Department of the Interior. Minerals Management Service. An Oilspill Risk Analysis for the Central Gulf and Western Gulf of Mexico. By Robert P. La Belle. Open-file report 83-119, U.S. Geological Survey. Denver, 1983.

In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.

Example:

The U.S. Department of the Interior estimates that the risk of oilspills in the Gulf of Mexico is 0.3 per cent for every trip of every oil tanker.³

Footnote: #. Organisation, Title, Author(s) First name Last name (Place of Publication: Publisher, year), page.

Example:

 3. U.S. Department of the Interior, An Oilspill Risk Analysis for the Central Gulf and Western Gulf of Mexico by Stephen Finnis, Phyllis Moody and Tobe Kolbe (Denver, Colo.: U.S. Geological Survey, 1983), 10.

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