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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Government agency publication

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use APA and MLA. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Government agency publication

Reference: Organisation name. Title. Publisher, Year of publication.

Example: Department of Health & Children, Ireland. A Vision for Change: Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy. Dublin Stationary Office, 2006.             


  • (Organisation name Page no)
  • (Page no)


  • Figures released (Dept. of Health & Children 25) at the time….
  • Figures from the Department of Health & Children (25)….   

Note: if the Author is the same as the publisher, then start your citation with the title (in Italics as normal). Your in-text-citation should consist of the first words(s) of this title, along with the appropriate page number.


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