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SOAD R404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade


This guide will help you with your International Textiles and Apparel Trade research.

APA Citation

Citing Government Information

Government documents can be confusing to cite. They can take the form of anything from an informational pamphlet to a Congressional debate and everything in between. Here are some resources to help you cite government publications.

Helpful Tips:

  • Treat a government document as a book, report, or brochure.
  • If a person is named on the title page, use her or him as author.
  • If no person is named, use the government agency, department, or branch as a group author
  • Give the name of the group author exactly as it appears on the title page. If the branch or agency is not well known, include its higher department first.
  • If the group author is also the publisher, just use the word Author after the location
  • If there is a series or report number, include it after the title
  • The manual refers to the GPO (U.S. Gov. Printing Office). Canadian equivalents may be: Queen’s Printer, Ministry of Supply and Services, Canadian Government Publishing, etc.

General Format

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Government Author, Year)
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Government Author, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])
      Government Name. Name of Government Agency. (Year). Title of document: Subtitle
            (Report No. xxx [if available]). Retrieved from URL
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Environment Canada, 2004)
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Environment Canada, 2004)
      Environment Canada. Canadian Wildlife Service. (2004). The 1995 peregrine falcon
            survey in Canada. U. Banasch & G. Holroyd (Eds). (Occasional Paper no. 110).
            Retrieved from