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Cite Government and Legal Documents: Chicago Notes-Bib

Congressional Hearings

Footnote

Title of Hearing, Congress session (Year) (statement of Witness Name, Title).

Homeland Security Act of 2002: Hearings on H.R. 5005, Day 3, Before the Select Comm. on Homeland Security, 107th Cong. 203 (2002) (statement of David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States).

 

Federal or State Statute

Footnote

Name of Act, Public Law No. (Year).

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Publ. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010). 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Pub. L. No. 104-191, § 264, 110 Stat.1936.

 

Government Doc, Organizational Author

  • You don't need to include the publisher name if the same as the organizational author.
  • If the document is in print, leave off the URL. Do not use URLs from library databases.

Bibliography

Name of Government Body. Division. Publication Title. Document number. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL.

U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. Northeast Region. Schoodic: Draft General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement. Maine, 2004. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo67000.

U.S. Government Accountability Office. Performance and Accountability Report: Fiscal Year 2019. GAO-20-1SP. Washington D.C.: GAO, 2019. https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/702715.pdf.

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 112th Cong., 2d sess., H. Rep.112-445. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-111hhrg50208/html/CHRG-111hhrg50208.htm.

Footnote (NB)

5. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Northeast Region, Schoodic: Draft General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement (Maine, 2004), 116, http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo67000.

 

Government Doc, Personal Author

You don't need to include the publisher name if the same as the organizational author.

Bibliography

Organization Name. Title of Publication. by Author(s) First-name Last-name. Publication/Report Number. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium, URL.

U.S. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. 9/11 Commission Report: The Official Report of the 9/11 Commission and Related Publications. by Thomas H. Kean and Lee Hamilton. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 2004, http://www.gpoaccess.gov/911/index.html (accessed May 6, 2006).

U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Assessment of Coal Geology, Resources, and Reserves in the Montana Powder River Basin, by Jon E. Haacke, David C. Scott, Lee M. Osmonson, James A. Luppens, Paul E. Pierce, and Jay A. Gunderson. Open-file report 2012- 1113. Reston, Virginia, 2013. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1113/OF12-1113.pdf.

Footnote (NB)

10. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Assessment of Coal Geology, Resources, and Reserves in the Montana Powder River Basin, by Jon E. Haacke, David C. Scott, Lee M. Osmonson, James A. Luppens, Paul E. Pierce, and Jay A. Gunderson, Open-file report 2012-1113 (Reston, Virginia, 2013), http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1113/OF12-1113.pdf

 

U.S. Supreme Court Case

Footnote

Name v. Name, Volume # U.S. Page # (Year).

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969).

Find the Case Citation

Volume # U.S. Page # is the official citation. See the image below for locating that number in Westlaw Campus. You can also find these on the right side of the Wikipedia article.

location of volume and page number in Westlaw Campus database, appears after the name of the case

Additional Resources

Notes or Bibliography?

Legal publications use notes for documentation and therefore do not need to be included in bibliographies.

  • Examples that give the note form only need not be included in the bibliography.