Q. How do I cite a State Law found on a government website?


To cite laws in APA, the citation follows a mix of APA and Bluebook. Lansing CC has examples for Michigan compiled laws:

Michigan law (Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated)


Safe Drinking Water Act. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. 325.1007 (West 1999).

Parts of citation

Title of the act. MCLA abbreviated title. Section number. (Publisher year).

APA Manual Appendix A7.04#11 (p. 220); The Bluebook Rule 12.3.1; Table 1 (p. 215)


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  • Last Updated Jun 14, 2018
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