Putting the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in endnote for in-text citation and references


I am trying to get this citation in my endnote:

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

Which should result in an in-text citation that looks like this:

“No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2002”

But I am having some difficulty figuring out what reference type I should use when creating the new reference.


You could use the Legal Rule or Regulation reference template. However, depending upon which output style you’re using (and its corresponding citation and bibliography template) you may need to: 1) modify the bibliography reference template to provide the format shown in your example; and 2) edit the resulting in-text citation to hide it and manually type in the desired citation (as the result may not be correct depending upon the style’s citation template).

In a prior and different posting you mentioned using the APA 6th style, so assuming you’re still doing so refer to the attached image. The image shows how to populate the fields in the Legal Rule or Regulation reference template with data, along with the resulting in-text citation, and corresponding bibliography reference. Note that the in-text citation is incorrect, so you would need to edit the citation to “hide” the entry then manually type in the correct citation entry. Also note the bibliography reference includes the notation “CFR” (Code of Federal Regulations) as it’s included within the bibliography template. Excluding the notation in your case will require modifying the bibliography template.