Data Connection: Data Services

APA Style

Datasets

Reference: 

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of data set. (Catalogue number) [Medium]. Location of publication: Author/Producer. Retrieved from URL. 

In-text: 

(Author, Year) 

Example: 

Pew Hispanic Centre. (2004). Changing channels and crisscrossing cultures: A survey of Latinos on the news media [Data file and code book]. Retrieved from http://pewhispanic.org/datasets/

(Examples and complete guildline refer to page 210-211 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.)

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada. (2012). Low Income Measure: Comparison of Two Data Sources, T1 Family File and 2016 Census of Population (No. 75F0002M2018002). Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada. Retrieved on August 22, 2018 from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2018002-eng.htm

Statistics Canada. (2018). Labour Force Survey: Public Use Microdata File, July 2018 (No. 71M0001X201800)[Microdata]. Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada. Retrieved on August 22, 2018 from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/catalogue/71M0001X2018007

Tables, figures, or graphs

Reference:

Author/Organization. (Year). Title. Retrieved Access Date, from URL. 

In-text: 

(Author, Year) 

Example: 

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada. (2002). Premature and potentially avoidable mortality, Canada, provinces and territories (Table: 13-10-0744-01). Retrieved on August 22, 2018, from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1310074401

More examples can refer to Sheridan Library Cite It Right APA-Tables and Figures section.

Maps

Example: 

Statistics Canada (Map)

Statistics Canada. (2016). Canada – Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 by highest level of educational attainment in 2016, by 2016 census division (CD)[thematic map]. Retrieved on August 22, 2018, from http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/geo/map-carte/ref/thematic-thematiques/edu-sco/files-fichiers/map-carte-1/2016-92173-006-001-003-01-eng.pdf

SimplyAnalytics (Interactive Map without static URLs)

SimplyAnalytics. (2017). EASI/MRI Consumer Expenditure Data 2016. Retrieved on August 22, 2018, from SimplyAnalytics database.

(More citation guidelines for SimplyAnalytics can refer to How do I cite SimplyAnalytics data?)

 

More Resources about Citing Map:

Brock University: How to Reference Maps, Atlases, Air Photos & GeoData Resources

McMaster University: Guide to Citing Maps and Atlas

Ohio Wesleyan University: Citing Maps