This guide provides information resources for the communication skills speech, informative career speech and persuasive speech of public policy.

Citation Example of an Unenacted Bill from

Basic Format:

Title [if relevant], bill or resolution number, xxx Cong. (year it was introduced).

Reference List:

     Affordable College Textbook Act, H.R. 3721, 114th Cong. (2015).
     H.R. 3721, 114th Cong. (2015).


     House of Representatives Bill 3721 (2015)
     (H.R. 3721, 2015)

APA Example of an article from Career Cruising database

Career Cruising. (n.d.) Mathematician. Retrieved from 

APA Citation for a portion of the U.S. Constitution

In text: The founding fathers addressed the process by which new states may join the union (U.S. Const. art. I, § 3).

Reference list: U.S. Const. art. I, § 3.


In text: Women gained the right to vote in 1920 (U.S. Const. amend. XIX).

Reference list: U.S. Const. amend. XIX.


In text: During prohibition, the sale of liquor was made illegal (U.S. Const. amend. XVIII, repealed 1933).

Reference list: U.S. Const. amend. XVIII (repealed 1933).

APA Citation Example of an article from an eBook the Gale Virtual Reference Library database

Frank, M. G. (2002). Nonverbal Communication. In J. R. Schement (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (Vol. 2, pp. 669-677). New York: Macmillan Reference USA. Retrieved from

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