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Citation Tools: Legal Sources

Court Cases (APA)

Court Cases (APA)

Name v. Name,  Volume Reporter Abbreviation Page (Year). URL

Example:

Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954). https://www.oyez.org/cases/1940-1955/347us483

In-text:

Name v. Name (Year)

(Name v. Name, Year)

Congressional Bills (APA)

Congressional Bills (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Title [if relevant], bill or resolution number, xxx Cong. (year). URL

Example:

Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act, H.R. 1100, 113th Cong. (2013). https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/1100

***if the bill has passed, it should be cited as a statute unless the bill is being cited as a piece of legislative history.

Legislation/Statutes (APA)

Legislation/Statutes (APA)

Title of the act, Title number Source § Section number(s) (Year). URL

Example:

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601–2654 (2006). 

***a section symbol (§) should be listed before the section number