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APA 7 Resource Center: Government Publications & Legal Documents

Government Publications / Government Agency Reports

Special Notes:
  • The specific agency responsible for the report appears as the group / organization author.
  • The names of parent agencies not present in the group author name appear in the source element as the publisher. 
  • If they are the same, the organization name only appears as the author. Do not repeat it.

Government Publication / Agency Reports

Author Date Title (SOURCE) Periodical Information (SOURCE) URL
Agency Name     


(2020, August).

(2020, August 15).      

Title of report. (Publication number if present). Name of Parent Agency, 3-18.

n/a for print



National Air and Space Intelligence Center. (2018, December). Competing in space. U. S. Department of Defense.

Legal Documents

Legal documents, such as court cases, statutes, and regulations, can be incredibly confusing. the APA Publication Manual recommends following the guidelines set forth in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citationthe go-to citation guide for for law professionals.

The GHC Library has a copy housed at the Floyd library, and we recommend the following websites for citation help and examples:

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