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Chicago 17 Resource Center: Government Publications

Government Publications / Government Agency Reports

Before starting the citation process, please make sure you are using the correct CMS style as required by your instructor!

Government Publication / Agency Reports

Full Note:

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Federal Lands Snapshot: Hardrock Mining System (Washington: GAO, 2021),

Subsequent Note: 

U.S GAOFederal Snapshot, 2.


Author. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL


U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Federal Lands Snapshot: Hardrock Mining System. Washington: GAO, 2021. 

Court Cases

Full Note: 

1. FullCaseName, Volume# AbreviatedReporter* OrdinalSeries# (Year). 

*Reporter refers to the report the decision is published in. For example, Supreme Court Cases are published in the United States Reports. The abbreviation is U.S. 


3. McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819).

Subsequent Note: 

5. McCulloch, 17 U.S. at* 25.

*add "at" to your citation when referencing  a specific page number.


Court Cases are usually only required to be cited using footnotes or in-text citations. They do not need to be included in the bibliography. See  Section 14.271 in the Chicago Manual of Style for more information. 

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