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MGT3320 Employment Law and Labor Relations (Kapelner)

Citing Government Sources, CFR & FTC

 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

APA Formatting & Citations (7th edition)

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:

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the gold standard for online tools to teach you about citations and formatting.

From the website you can learn to:

  • Format in-text, and full bibliographical citations for a variety of source types
  • Follow formatting and style guidelines for a variety of assignments

Chicago Style Formatting & Citations

Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the humanities, particularly in the disciplines of the Arts, English, History, Religion & Theological Studies.   

If you are asked to use CMOS format, be sure to consult the Chicago Manual of Style, located in McQuade Library's reference collection:

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the gold standard for online tools to teach you about citations and formatting.

From the website you can learn to:

  • Format in-text, and full bibliographical citations for a variety of source types
  • Follow formatting and style guidelines for a variety of assignments

MLA Formatting & Citations

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.

If you are asked to use MLA format, be sure to consult a copy of MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, located in McQuade Library's reference collection: 

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the gold standard for online tools to teach you about citations and formatting.

From the website you can learn to:

  • Format in-text, and full bibliographical citations for a variety of source types
  • Follow formatting and style guidelines for a variety of assignments