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APA Citation Style

Legislation

Legislation - Generic

In-Text Citation

(Name of Act, Year)

Reference List

Name of Act, Reference Code, c.[chapter #], s.[section #] (date). Retrieved from URL

Comments

  • Reference codes are used to identify legal jurisdictions. R.S.C. is the Royal Statutes of Canada, while R.S.N.S. is the Royal Statutes of Nova Scotia.

Legislation

In-Text Citation

(Criminal Code, 1985)

(Education Act, 1996)

Reference List

Federal

Criminal Code, R.S.C., C-46 (1985). Retrieved from http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/C-46/index.html

Provincial

Education Act, R.S.N.S., c.1, s.1 (1996). Retrieved from http://nslegislature.ca/legc/statutes/eductn.htm

Case Law

Case Law - Generic

In-Text Citation

(Style of Cause, Date)

Reference List

Style of Cause, Court Identifier (Dates). Retrieved from URL

Comments

  • Italicize the names of cases in text, but not in the reference list.
  • Court cases often have several years, each of which reflects a specific stage in the case's history. Include all years in your citation.
  • In-text citations should follow APA style for a work with no author (Name of case, date, page or paragraph number when appropriate)

Case Law

In-Text Citation

(R. v. Latimer, 2001)

Reference List

R. v. Latimer, 1 S.C.R. 3 (2001). Retrieved from http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/2001/2001scc1/2001scc1.html


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