Images of the 1940s
Images of the 1950s
Images of the 1960s
Images of the 1970s
Images of the 1980s
Images of the 1990s
Images of the 2000s
Images of the 2010s
CQ Almanac
CQ Almanac book cover

How to Cite

Citation styles for electronic materials are continually evolving. In an effort to provide the most up-to-date citations for CQ Press's online documents, the editorial staff has created Citenow! This tool creates example citations for each document in APA, MLA, Chicago and Blue Book styles. CiteNow! citations can be exported to bibliographic software.

Because the guides do not include a citation style that is directly applicable to the CQ Almanac Online Edition, the CQ Press editorial staff amended the online reference database style slightly to create a citation that includes all the information necessary to locate the material in the citation.

Below are examples of bibliographic citations to CQ Almanac Online Edition in the following four formats:

APA: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 6th Edition

Bluebook: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation: 19th Edition

Chicago: Chicago Manual of Style: 16th Edition

MLA: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: 7th Edition

Or, you may create your own citation based on the following examples:


Example: Border security clears during recess. (2011). In J. Austin (Ed.), CQ almanac 2010 (66th ed.). Washington, DC: CQ-Roll Call Group. Retrieved from


Example: Border Security Clears During Recess, in CQ Almanac 2010, at 2-17 (Jan Austin ed., 66th ed., 2011), available at


Example: "Border Security Clears During Recess." In CQ Almanac 2010, 66th ed., edited by Jan Austin, 2-17. Washington, DC: CQ-Roll Call Group, 2011.


Example: "Border Security Clears During Recess." CQ Almanac 2010. Ed. Jan Austin. 66th ed. Washington: CQ-Roll Call Group, 2011. 2-17. CQ Almanac Online Edition. Web. 26 Sept. 2011.