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Citing Sources

A guide to introduce how to cite your sources, avoid plagiarism, and use the right style guides to format your citations.

Medical, Legal & Government Style Guides

The following guides and resources provide examples of US legal citation for crediting and referring to court decisions (cases), statutes, regulations, government documents, treaties, and scholarly writing.


Government documents can be more difficult to cite properly than other standard sources, due to the specific nature of some of the documents. The following guides provide citation format examples useful for the researcher using government documents.