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Citations: Commonly Cited Sources

Commonly Cited Sources

Below are a few examples of commonly cited sources. Also consult our Common Reference List Examples page for some examples of reference list entries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First in-text citation:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2010)
 
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2010)

Subsequent in-text citations:

The CDC (2010)
 
(CDC, 2010) 

In your reference list:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010).  Nutrition. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). The CDC guide to strategies to increase physical activity in the community. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/PA_2011_WEB.pdf

No Child Left Behind

In text:

(No Child Left Behind [NCLB], 2002) on first reference; thereafter (NCLB, 2002).

In your reference list:

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-110, § 115, Stat. 1425 (2002).

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