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MLA Style (7th Ed.): Government Documents

Government Document, Print (5.5.20)

MacIver, D.C. Atmospheric Change in Canada: An Integrated Overview.

       Ottawa: Environment Canada, 1999. Print.

Government Document, Print (5.5.20)

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests. Providing for the Future: Sustainable

      Forest Management in British Columbia. Victoria: Ministry of Forests,

       1996. Print.

If you do not know the author of the document, treat the government agency as the author.  Give the name of the government followed by the name of the agency. (See p. 175, MLA Handbook, 2009)

Online Government Documents (5.5.20)

British Columbia. Ministry of Children and Family Development. Early

       Intervention Therapy Program Guidelines. Victoria: Ministry of

       Children and Family Development, 2009. Web. 19 June 2009.

 

Canada. Environment Canada. The Canadian Stratospheric Ozone

       Primer. Ottawa: Environment Canada, 1998. Web. 19 July 2009.

 

Canada. Status of Women Canada. Data Sources on Immigrant Women

       By Marcia Almey.  Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 1997. Web.

        19 June 2009.

 

Treat the government agency as the author.  Give the name of the government (e.g. Canada) followed by the name of the agency. 

 If the name of the document’s author is known, the author’s name can “either begin the entry or, if the agency comes first, follow the title and the word By or an abbreviation (such as Ed. or Comp.)”. (See p. 176, MLA Handbook, 2009)