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APA Legal Sources


Examples of documentation for the most common types of legal sources are illustrated in this document.

However, you might need to use a reference for a source which is not listed on this web page. In such a case, refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001). Choose the example that is most like your source and follow that format.

 


Statutes

Copyright Felony Act of 1992. Pub. L. No. 102-561. § 18, 2319 Stat. 893 (1992).

 

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Legislative materials


Internet cramming: The latest high-tech fraud on small business: Hearing before

the Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, 106th Cong., 1st Sess. (2000).

 

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Federal bills and resolutions


H.R. 1058. 104th Cong., 1st Sess., Cong. Rec. S19180 (1995).

 

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Law Cases


Whelan Assoc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab, Inc., 797 F.2d 1222, 230 USPQ

481. (3d Cir. 1986).

 

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United States Code


17 US Code. Sec. 101. 1980.

 

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The website for the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is located at http://www.apastyle.org/, and information about citing electronic sources is available at http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html.


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