Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)

Government Documents and Publications

1. Executive Department Publications

Notes Format:
Numeral. Issuing Departmental Body, Document Title-in italics, (Washington, D.C.: GPO, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s).

1. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Rural Development of the Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, Attorney-client Privilege and the Right of Congressional Access to Documents for Oversight Purposes in the Case of the Suspension of the Telephone Loan Programs by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1991), 14-17.

Bibliography Format:
Issuing Departmental Body. Document Title-in italics. Washington, D.C.: GPO, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Rural Development of the Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives. Attorney-client Privilege and the Right of Congressional Access to Documents for Oversight Purposes in the Case of the Suspension of the Telephone Loan Programs by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1991.


2. Government Commission Publications

Notes Format:
Numeral. Commission Name, Publication Title-in italics, (Washington, D.C.: GPO, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s).

2. U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Annual Report of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1977/78), 10.

Bibliography Format:
Commission Name. Publication Title-in italics. Washington, D.C.: GPO, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Annual Report of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1977/78.


3. Treaties

Notes Format:
Numeral. Department or Issuing Body. "Treaty Title."-in Quotation Marks. Day Month Year of Treaty. TIAS Number. Publication Name-in italics. Vol. Number, Part Number-if bound and not microtext.

3. U.S. Department of State. "Tourism." 3 October 1989. TIAS no. 12403. United States Treaties and Other International Agreements.

Bibliography Format:
Department or Issuing Body. "Treaty Title."-in Quotation Marks. Day Month Year of Treaty. TIAS Number. Publication Name-in italics. Vol. Number, Part Number-if bound and not microtext.

U.S. Department of State. "Tourism." 3 October 1989. TIAS no. 12403. United States Treaties and Other International Agreements.


4. Administrative and Legislative Reports

Note: Administrative or Legislative Reports should be cited only in the text or notes.

Notes Format:
Numeral. Issuing Body, Report Title-in italics, (Place, Year of Report)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s).

72. Colorado General Assembly, Colorado Commission on Higher Education, 1996 Legislative Report on Higher Education Admission Standards (Denver, 1996), 11.


5. State Laws and Municipal Ordinances

Note: State laws or municipal ordinances should be cited only in the text or the notes, although compilations of state laws (codes) or municipal ordinances may be cited in the bibliography.

Notes Format:
Numeral. State or Municipal Name, State Laws or Municipal Compilation Title-in italics, (Editor Name, Year)-in parenthesis, Section Number(s).

5. Colorado Revised Statutes, Annotated (Michie Co., 1974), sec. 2.

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