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Federal Government Resources: Sample Citations

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Citation examples



U.S. Code (Current and federal laws arranged by subject)

  • Sample citation: 20 U.S.C. 1070a (Title 20, section 1070a)
  • U.S. Code 

U.S. Statutes at Large (All the laws passed by Congress and signed by the President arranged chronologically)

  • Sample citation: P.L. 89-329 (the 329th Public Law passed by the 89th Congress)
    or: 79 STAT 1219 (Vol. 79, page 1219 of the U.S. Statutes at Large)
  • U.S. Statutes at Large

Code of Federal Regulations (Administrative rules passed by federal agencies)

Federal Register (New and amended regulations appear here first)


Need help with citations?

Citing Guide (University of Memphis)
- very detailed

Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications (Inidana University)
- nice list of types of sources

Census Bureau Citation Suggesions