Q. How do I cite a federal regulation in the APA style?
Executive agencies issue regulations or rules. They are first published in the Federal Register (Fed. Reg.), a daily publication. Each year, the rules are codified (put into a subject arrangement) and published in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). Examples of Reference list and in-text citations for both the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations are available in the APA Guide, References tab, Legal materials subtab.
Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.):
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- Please provide guidance for citing and referencing this CFR:
TITLE 45: PUBLIC WELFARE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 46: PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS
Subpart A. Basic HHS Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects
Sec. §46.101 To what does this policy apply?
Would the reference be...?
1) To what does this policy apply? 45 C.F.R. §46.101 (2009)
2) PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS 45 C.F.R. §46.101 (2009)
3) PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS: To what does this policy apply? 45 C.F.R. §46.101 (2009)
Sara, Librarian Reply: Hi Pat, based on the examples given in the Answer above, the APA-style citation for this CFR would be your second option, only the capitalization/punctuation should look like this:
Protection of Human Subjects, 45 C.F.R. §46.101 (2009).
And the in-text citation would look like this:
(Protection of Human Subjects, 2009)