Beware not all government publications are copyright free!
Follow Fair Use practices and cite, cite, cite.
The standard style manuals do not provide examples for citing all the variants of government publications in a consistent fashion. The document itself may not have all the information needed or it may be presented in a confusing fashion thus making citing difficult. Some government publications include a suggested citation, but overall citing government documents can be tricky.
The following is a good starting point:
For further resources consult Government Documents and Information - Citing Government Documents.
Still have questions about copyright issues contact the Copyright Resources Center.
The following links are to government, academic, consumer-oriented, etc. sites of interest. Here are a few highlights:
For a complete listing of topics and sites see Government Documents and Information - Hot Topics A- L and/or Hot Topics M-Z. Inclusion in Hot Topics does not mean that OSUL or The Ohio State University endorse the site, or its contents.
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