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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014     Views: 28

"42 U.S.C. 7412" is a citation to a federal statutory section of the official, government published U.S. Code.  The U.S.C. is the current (i.e., codified) version of the law and is divided into 51 titles, each title representing a particular law topic. Titles are further subdivided into parts and sections.

42 = Title 42 (Public Health & Welfare)

U.S.C. = Bluebook abbreviation for U.S. Code

7412 = section number of the law

The U.S.C. is located:

  1. Print: conduct a "title" search in the Library's online catalog (JACOB)
  2. Online: HeinOnline, FDsys

For additional information, see Federal Statutory Resources at Burns Law Library libguide

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