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MLA Style Guide: Official publications

This guide covers how in-text citations and references should be formatted in the MLA Style, 9th Edition.

Government agency publication

Reference:  Country, Organisation name/Government name. Title. Publisher, Year of publication. Link/URL.

Example: Ireland, Department of Health & Children. A Vision for Change: Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy. Stationary Office, 2006, https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/mentalhealth/mental-health---a-vision-for-change.pdf.        

In-text-Citation:

  • (Organisation name Page no)
  • (Page no)

Example:

  • Figures released (Dept. of Health & Children 25) at the time….
  • Figures from the Department of Health & Children (25)….   

Note: if the Author is the same as the publisher, then start your citation with the title (in Italics as normal). Your in-text-citation should consist of the first words(s) of this title, along with the appropriate page number.

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Parliamentary and legal material

Reference: Jurisdiction, Government Entity. Title. Publisher, Year. Link if available. Series no./Article no.

Example: Ireland, Oireachtas. Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011. The Stationery Office, 2011. http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2011/si/139/made/en/print . S.I. No. 139/2011. S.I. No. 139/2011.

In-Text-Citation:

(Short form of title)

Example:

Legislation introduced at the time (Equality, Integration, Disability 2011)....

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EU publications

Reference: EU Agency Name. Title. Publisher, Year of Publication, Link/URL.

Example: European Commission. Making Globalisation Work for Everyone. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2003. https://op.europa.eu/s/sncO. 

In-Text-Citation:

  • (EU agency name Page no)
  • (Page no)

Example:

  • Figures released (European Commission 11) at the time....
  • European Commission figures (11) show....

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