How to Cite Government Publications in Chicago Style

In our citation examples we use the following color coding:

  • Red – Author
  • Blue – Title of book/article/charter/webpage
  • Pink – Date
  • Orange – Website/Publisher
  • Turquoise – Place of publication
  • Violet – Editor/Translator
  • Peach – Additional information about the source (i.e. its type, specific features etc.)
Statistics Government report

Statistics

Canada. Statistics Canada. Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in 2006: Inuit, Metis and First Nations, 2006 Census. 2006 Census Analysis Ser. 97-558-XIE2006001. Ottawa, 2008.

Footnote citation:

1. Canada, Statistics Canada, Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in 2006: Inuit, Metis and First Nations, 2006 Census, 2006 Census Analysis Ser. 97-558-XIE2006001, Ottawa, 2008.

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Government report

Just in case you need to know — the information presented here is taken from the 15th edition of CMS (because there is nothing written about government reports in the latest, 16th edition).

Canada. British Columbia. Ministry of Education. Learning Assessment Branch. The 1982 B.C Science Assessment. Edited by Hugh Taylor. [Victoria, B.C.]: Queen’s Printer, 1982.

Plant, P. Geoffrey. Access and Excellence: The Campus 2020 Plan for British Columbia’s Post-Secondary Education System. [Victoria, B.C.]: Ministry of Advanced Education, 2007.

Footnote citation:

1. Canada, British Columbia, Ministry of Education. Learning Assessment Branch, The 1982 B.C Science Assessment, edited by Hugh Taylor. [Victoria, B.C.]: Queen’s Printer, 1982.

2. Geoffrey P. Plant, Access and Excellence: The Campus 2020 Plan for British Columbia’s Post-Secondary Education System, [Victoria, B.C.]: Ministry of Advanced Education, 2007.

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