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How to Cite a Government Document in AMA Format

Updated March 23, 2017

List the name of the authoring organization, followed by a period. For example:

United States Department of Defense.

List the title of the document in italics, followed by a period. For example:

Analysis of the Efficacy of Long-Range Patriot Missiles.

List the edition number, if applicable. If there is no edition number, skip to Step 4. For example:

3rd ed.

List the city of publication, followed by a colon. For example:

Washington, DC:

List the publisher, followed by a semicolon. For example:

United States Department of Defense;

List the year of publication, followed by a period. For example:

2002.

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