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APA 7th Edition Citation Examples

Code of Federal Regulations - Parts of the Reference

Reference list citation

Financial Assistance to Individuals, 45 C.F.R. § 234 (2012).

In-text citation:

(Financial Assistance to Individuals, 2012).

Most Code of Federal Regulations APA citations have five basic elements:

  1. Name of the regulation
  2. Title number
  3. Abbreviated name of the source
  4. Section number
  5. Date

Parts of the Reference

Name of Regulation

Financial Assistance to Individuals,

Title Number


Abbreviated Name of Source


Section Number

§ 234




See The University of Akron's Bluebook Quick Reference: Abbreviations and How-tos for help with abbreviations​.

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