Federal statutes and the United States Constitution are published in as an official compilation known as the United States Code. There are 51 subject areas, each found under a "title." Within each title and individual statute is given a section number. Additionally, these statutes are published unofficially in sets called the United States Code Annotated (published by West) and the United States Code Service (published by Lexis). Learn more about how these statutes are published from the Library of Congress.
Title U.S.C. § Section (Date).
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 555 (2006).
B12 (p. 18): Bluepages rule for federal statutes.
Rule 12 (p. 120): Rules for statute citation.
Rule 3.2 (p. 72): Subdivision rules for pages, footnotes, endnotes, and graphical material.
Rule 3.4 (p. 76): Subdivision rules for appended materials.
Rule 6.1 (p. 87): Abbreviation rules.
Rule 6.2 (p. 88): Rules regarding numerals and symbols.
T1.1 (p. 233): Table of federal abbreviations.
Handy reference for citing federal statutes: