APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the social sciences.
If you are asked to use APA format, be sure to consult the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, located in McQuade Library's reference collection:
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The APA style of citation refers a writer to The Bluebook, when citing government documents and other legal material.
Here is some basic information on how to cite sources from the CFR [Code of Federal Regulations] and the FTC actions:
Code of Federal Regulations:
In-text: (Protection of Human Subjects, 2004)
Reference list: Protection of Human Subjects, 34 C.F.R. pt. 97 (2004).
»»EXPLANATION: Regulation is in Title 34, part 97. (APA Manual erroneously calls the first number a "volume" instead of "title" number. [p. 223] )
Citation example of a consent decree:
Consent Decree, Jackson v. Artisan (No. 88-C-64, E.D. Wis., July 19, 1990), available as document no. JC-WI-0002-0001, at http://clearinghouse.net
Courtesy University of Michigan Law School : http://www.clearinghouse.net/about.php?s=copyright // Courtesy University of Nebraska Kearney http://www.unk.edu/academics/library.aspx?id=8936#CFR
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