Administrative Policy Writing
Citation in academic work versus government writing
Another example: government writers will often
incorporate outside sources of information into their
document without providing any citation.
(In more formal contexts, like writing a legal brief,
citing your sources is expected.)
But in less formal contexts, no one bothers with a
citation. In fact, it may read as
cite all of your sources of information.
Consider the following guidance document published
by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.