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APA 7th Edition Citation Examples

Federal Statutes - Parts of the Reference

Reference list citation

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (1990).

In-text citation:

(Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990)

Most federal statutes APA citations have these basic elements:

  1. Name of the Statute
  2. Title Number
  3. Source
  4. Section number(s)
  5. Year
  6. URL if available

Parts of the Reference

Name of Statute

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990,

Title Number




Section Number(s)

§§ 12101 et seq.






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

More info

See Publication Manual, 11.5