Q. How do I cite United States Code?

How do I create a source list entry for United States Code? How do I cite US Code? How do I cite U.S.C.?



For the United States Code (U.S.C.), the author will always be the U.S. Congress because Congress passes the laws that comprise the U.S.C.

For the publication date and the title, use the most recent version. You can use either the full Publication Title or the Shortened Title. If you do use a Shortened Title, remember to use the most current title. 

You do not need page numbers for U.S.C. The URL to the specific section of code on the governmental website that houses the code (such as https://uscode.house.gov/ or https://www.govinfo.gov/) will work for how to find the information.


  • Last Updated Nov 23, 2020
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  • Answered By Amber Eakin

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