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How to Cite the ADA

Updated March 23, 2017

APA Style

Step 1

Format your citation as follows if you are citing the ADA as a whole: Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-336, 104 Stat. 328 (1990).

Step 2

Format your citation as follows if you are citing a specific section of the ADA: Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-336, § 1, 104 Stat. 328 (1990). The symbol § stands for section while §§ is the plural form.

Step 3

List the full date and the name of the database if you retrieved the text of the ADA from an Internet database. For example: Retrieved July 19, 2005, from LexisNexis Academic database.

MLA Style

Step 1

Format your citation as follows if you are citing the ADA as a whole: Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Pub. L. 101-336. 26 July 1990. 104 Stat. 328.

Step 2

Format your citation as follows if you are citing a specific section of the ADA: Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Pub. L. 101-336. § 1. 26 July 1990. 104 Stat. 328. The symbol § stands for section while §§ is the plural form.

Step 3

List the full date and the name of the database if you retrieved the text of the ADA from an Internet database. For example: LexisNexis Academic. Web. 19 Jul. 2005. Be sure to italicize the name of the database.

Chicago Style

Step 1

Format your citation as follows if you are citing the ADA as a whole: Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Public Law 101-336. 108th Congress, 2nd session (July 26, 1990).

Step 2

Format your citation as follows if you are citing a specific section of the ADA: Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Public Law 101-336. § 1. 108th Congress, 2nd session (July 26, 1990). The symbol § stands for section while §§ is the plural form.

Step 3

List the web address after your citation if you retrieved the text of the ADA from an Internet database. For example: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/.

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