White papers (Norwegian Government)

In-text citations

Format: Ministry, year, page number

Ex.: (Ministry of Finance, 2017, p. 10)

In the reference list

Format: Ministry. (Year). Title of white paper in italics. (Meld. St. nr. session, that is year). Retrieved from URL

Ex.: Ministry of Finance. (2017). Long-term perspectives on the Norwegian Economy 2017 – a summary of main points. (Meld. St. 29. (2016 – 2017)) Retrieved from https://www.regjeringen.no/en/dokumenter/meld.-st.-29-20162017/id2546674/sec1

Note: If you do not have an URL, replace this with place published: publisher

I EndNote

Add as “Government documents”

Fill in the fields Author (write the name of the ministry with a comma at the end to prevent abbreviations), Year, Title, Report number and URL or Place published/Publisher.

I Zotero

Add as Report.

Fill in the fields Author, Year, Title, Report number and URL

Note: For APA 6th, ‘No.’ is included before Report number in the bibliography, and must be removed manually.

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Last modified on: October 11th, 2021