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APA Citation Style_OLD: Statistics & Data Sets

Statistics and other data sets

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

Statistics Canada. (2006). General Social Survey, 2006 [Canada]. Cycle 20: Family transitions (main file) [Data file]. Retrieved from Internet Data Library System database:

  • The second example is a reference to a data file retrieved from Equinox, a subscription-based data and statistics resource available at KPU Library


  • In text citaiton examples:
    • … (Pew Hispanic Centre, 2004)
    • … (Statistics Canada, 2006)

Statistics Canada. (2006). 2001 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations: Immigration and citizenship tables: Immigrant status and place of birth of respondent (21) , sex (3) and age groups (7B) for population, for census metropolitan areas, tracted census agglomerations and census tracts, 2001 census - 20% sample data (Cat. No. 95F0357XCB2001002) [Table]. Retrieved from =1&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE =0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=64297&PRID =0&PTYPE=55430,53293,55440,55496,71090&S=0&SHOWALL =0&SUB=0&Temporal=2001&THEME=43&VID=0&VNAMEE =&VNAMEF=

  • The example is for Canadian Census topic based tabulations accessed via the Statistics Canada website
  • Cite the author and year of publication, the full name of the table, graph, figure or chart (in italics), catalogue number or table number if available, the [medium] if applicable, and the URL


  • In text citation example:
    • ....(Statistics Canada, 2006)

Statistics and other data sets