How to Cite Title VII in the APA

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Title VII is a federal statute that was enacted in 1964 that prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on race, gender, religion, color and nationality. This is an important part of American history that is often cited in research papers. American Psychological Association style dictates a specific format for citing federal statutes.

Reference Page

When citing a federal statute in APA style on the reference page, use the following format: Name of Act § Section number, Volume number U.S.C. § Section number (Year). For Title VII, the citation would look like this: Civil Rights Act of 1964 § 7, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq (1964).

In-Text Citation

When discussing Title VII within your paper, reference the statute in one of two ways: Civil Rights Act of 1964 or Civil Rights Act (1964).


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