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APA – Citing Sources

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Official & legal materials

Legal materials

The APA style manual is written from an American (USA) perspective and references to official and legal sources are based on an established American practice. This practice is detailed in "The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation", an authoritative source for legal citations, from which the APA style manual draws its examples.

The references should also work in an APA style setting though, i.e., you should be able to create a reference and cite it consistently in the same way as other publications, even though official and legal documents differ somewhat from other kinds of sources.