Answered By: Amy Filiatreau
Last Updated: Aug 04, 2016     Views: 2053

Hello Beverly, thanks for your question. It depends on which citation style you are using: APA, MLA, Chicago Style, etc.

The basic citation would be:

"Voting Rights Act of 1965" (PL 89-110, 6 August 1965), 79 United States Statutes at Large, pp. 437-446. Available from; Accessed 4/27/2014.

Some citation styles may abbreviate "United States Statutes at large" - others may expand "PL" (which means "public law") to "Pub. L." - it really depends on the citation style. But these are the main informational elements you should include.

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