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Answered By: Appointments Academic Support Center
Last Updated: May 26, 2016     Views: 13


Appendix 7.1 "Reference to Legal Materials" in the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) shows how to cite statutes. In text, give the popular or official name of the act (if any) and the year of the act. In the reference list entry, include the source and section number of the statute, and in parentheses, give the pubication date of the statutory compilation, which may be different from the year in the name of the act.

p. 220 gives a sample reference to a statute in a federal code, which you might be able to follow as an example:

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-336, [section symbol] 2, 104 Stat. 328 (1991).