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FYS 100 (06): Working (Allred): Citing your sources

Research guide for Dr. Allred's First Year Seminar.

WHY to cite your sources

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction from NCSU Libraries

HOW to cite your sources

Boatwright Library has lots of resources to help you cite your sources, no matter which style you're using. 

Option 1: Look at the CITING SOURCES RESEARCH GUIDE. Here you'll find links to resources on APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and more.

Option 2: Use a tool like ZoteroBib.

Need help? Ask a Librarian!

Citing Statutes in APA

For in-text citations, give the official name and year of the act when first invoked.  You may then provide an abbreviation or popular name of the statute.

In-text Example

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave due to medical reasons of the employee or immediate family, as well as leave for pregnancy, postnatal care, adoption or fost care of a child.  While FMLA is "unsexed" as described by Rosenblum (2012), it clearly was designed to benefit American women, who bare the cultural expectations of caregiver.

For reference citations, provide these elements:

Official Name of the Act, Cited Code volume # Abbreviation of the Code Cited section symbol and section # (year)

Reference Example

Family Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C.§ 2601 (1993)

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