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How do I know it's a government document?
The domain in the URL can help. If it's a United States website, the url will have .gov as the domain.
If it's a government site outside the U.S., it may have .gov and then the country initials. For example, here is Turkey's:
This practice for international governments, while popular, is not universal.
Evaluating Government Documents
- What is the agenda of the government in question?
- What government agency produced it and what is the purpose of that agency?