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APA 7th Edition Citation Examples: Executive Orders

Executive Orders - Parts of the Reference

Reference list citation

Exec. Order No. 13648, 78 Fed. Reg. 129 (July 5, 2013).

In-text citation:

(Exec. Order No. 13648, 2013)

Most executive order APA citations have four basic elements:

  1. Order number
  2. Volume number and name of the code in which the order appears (e.g., executive orders always in appear in 3 C.F.R.)
  3. Page number
  4. Year that the order was promulgated

If the order has been codified in the United States Code (U.S.C.), you can add the following elements at the end of the reference:

Reference list citation

Exec. Order No. 11,609, 3 C.F.R. 586 (1971–1975), reprinted as amended in 3 U.S.C. § 301 app. at 404–407 (2006).

  1. Volume number and abbreviated name of the code

  2. Section number
  3. Explanatory information indicating that that the order was reprinted or amended or that it appeared in an appendix to the code (app. at xxx–xxx)
  4. Year of the most recent code in which the order appeared

Parts of the Reference

Order number

Exec. Order No. 11,609,


Volume Number & Name of Code

3 C.F.R. 


Page number

586


Year Order was Promulgated

(1971–1975),


Volume Number & Abbreviated Name of Code

reprinted as amended in 3 U.S.C.


Section Number

§ 301

 

Explanatory Information

app. at 404–407


Year of Most Recent Code

(2006).

 

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

More info

See Publication Manual, 11.7