Linking to USA.gov

Feel free to link to pages on USA.gov from your website. Here's how to do it.

Link to USA.gov

USA.gov (www.usa.gov) is the official web portal for the U.S. government. It is a public domain website. You may link to USA.gov at no cost.

When you link to USA.gov, please do it in an appropriate context as a service to your customers when they need to find official U.S. government information and services. We encourage you to use our logo, which we've provided below. Placement of the USA.gov logo is to be used only as a marker to the USA.gov homepage and not as a form of endorsement or approval from USA.gov, the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, the U.S. General Services Administration, or the U.S. government.

We also encourage you to link to USAGov en Español, the official Spanish language web portal of the U.S. government. We offer the USAGov en Español logo in various sizes and formats.

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Text to Describe USA.gov

Short Version: USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.

Long version: USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services. As the catalyst for a growing electronic government, USA.gov helps citizens navigate through government red tape. At USA.gov, you can apply for benefits online, contact a government agency, or use the Internet's most comprehensive search of government websites—all from one easy location.

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Place the Source Graphic into Your Web Page

Select one of the images below to use on your website and save it to your images directory. Generally, you can save the image by right-clicking on it and selecting your browser's "Save Image As" or "Save Picture As" command. Please copy the graphic to your website and change the IMG SRC address to use it from your web server. In the examples below, the image was saved in the '/images/' directory.

Black USA.gov logo

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If you have any questions about linking to USA.gov, the use of the USA.gov logo, or want more information or promotional materials on USA.gov, please email us.

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How to Cite USA.gov

As the official guide to government information and services, USA.gov is happy to be a source for reliable, direct information for your research paper. Here are some examples of how you can cite USA.gov in some of the most popular attribution formats.

APA

Title of specific document. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.). In title of website. Retrieved date, from URL of specific document

Example:

Presidential Election Process. (2017). In USA.gov. Retrieved January 30, 2018, from https://www.usa.gov/election

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Chicago

“Title of specific page.” Source. Last modified use the last modified date provided in the lower right corner of every page in month day, year format. Link.

Example:

"Presidential Election Process.” USA.gov. Last modified January 30, 2018. https://www.usa.gov/election.

Learn more information about Chicago style citations.

MLA

“Title of specific page”. USA.gov, use the last modified date provided in the lower right corner of every page in day abbreviated month. year format, Link

Example:

"Presidential Election Process." USA.gov, 30 Jan. 2018, https://www.usa.gov/election.

See more about creating an MLA citation.

Harvard

Use the name of the organization as the author. Year. Name of Page [Online]. City: Organization. Available at: link [Accessed: day month year on which you accessed the material].

Example:

USAGov. 2017. Presidential Election Process [Online]. Washington, D.C.: USAGov. Available at: https://www.usa.gov/election [Accessed: 30th January 2017].

Learn more about using a Harvard citation.

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Last Updated: April 22, 2018