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MLA Style Citation Examples: Gov't/Legal

Government publication

NOTE: To cite legal documents, the MLA Handbook uses The Chicago Manual of Style.

WORKS CITED (Congressional publications)

[ Example ]

      IN TEXT

      (United States, Congress, House, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 2).

 

WORKS CITED (Agency and publisher are the same)

[ Example ]

      IN TEXT

      (The Adirondack Park 63).

 

WORKS CITED (Government agency is not the same as publisher)

[ Example ]

     IN TEXT

     (Great Britain, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food 29).

 

WORKS CITED

(For more examples look on pages 104 & 105 in the eighth edition)

United States, Congress, House, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Al-Qaeda: The Many Faces of an Islamist Extremist Threat. Government Printing Office, 2006. 109th Congress, 2nd session, House Report 615. 

IN TEXT 

(Al-Qaeda).

WORKS CITED

(For more examples look on pages 104 & 105 in the eighth edition)

Missouri, Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri State Archives. "Before Dred Scott: Freedom Suits in Antebellum Missouri." Missouri Digital Heritage. s1.sos.mo.gov/archives/
education/aahi/beforedredscott/history_freedomsuits. Accessed 26 July 2016.   

Link to original publication

IN TEXT 

(Before Dred Scott).

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Case law

Use the case name:  EX: Roe v. Wade

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