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APA 7th Edition Citation Examples

Code of Federal Regulations - Parts of the Reference

Reference list citation

Protection of Human Subjects, 45 C.F.R. § 46 (2009).

In-text citation:

(Protection of Human Subjects, 2009).

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

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

Parts of the Reference

Name of Regulation

Protection of Human Subjects,

Title Number


Abbreviated Name of Source


Section Number

§ 46






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

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