Q. How do I cite a federal statute or law in the APA style?


APA defers to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, a popular legal citation style, when citing legal material.

The basic format for the References list citation from the official United States Code is:

Name of Act, Volume Source § section number (Year).

View the format and example of a Reference and companion in-text citation below:

Federal Statute APA citation examples

For more information about citing legal materials, consult the legal materials page in the APA Guide.

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