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How to Cite Statistics Canada Products

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This guide has been developed for authors, editors, researchers, academics, students, librarians and data librarians. It describes, in three steps, how to build your reference when citing Statistics Canada products.

Instructions are also available on how to cite sources other than Statistics Canada.


Authors and researchers must give full credit for any Statistics Canada data, analysis and other content material used or referred to in their studies, articles, papers and other research works. For more information, see Statistics Canada's copyright notice, which covers all its products. The rules and examples set out in this citation guide have been developed to help you do this.

To cite this manual:

Statistics Canada. 2006. How to Cite Statistics Canada Products. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 12-591-XWE. Ottawa. Version updated March 31. Ottawa. (access date).