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Step 2: Determine the essential elements: Census product reference

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Choose the product type from the list below that best describes your census product and click to see descriptions of the essential elements to include, as well as examples of references, shown in the order used in Statistics Canada's style. (Note) Use the Online Catalogue of Products and Services to furnish missing information for your reference. Then go to step 3 to finish your reference in your preferred style.

Elements shown in square parentheses may not be required in all cases. An oblique (/) between two elements means that one of them must be included.

Census reference products
Essential elements (Note) (Examples)
Author. Year. Title 3. [Catalogue.] [Place.] Publisher. [Release.] [Update.] URL. [Notes.]

Census tables or maps from a publication
Essential elements (Note) (Examples)
Author. Year. Title 3. Title 4. [Catalogue.] [Place.] Publisher. [Update.] [Release.] [Pages.] [URL.] [Notes.]

Analysis Series, Census
Essential elements (Examples)
Author. Year. Title 3. Catalogue. Place. Publisher. [Pages.] Series. [URL.] [Notes.]

Census maps from the Statistics Canada website in HTML or PDF

Essential elements (Note) (Examples)

Author. Year. Title 3. Title 4. / Database. [Distributor.] [Update.] URL. [Notes.]

Census maps from a publication in HTML, PDF or print
Essential elements (Note) (Examples)
Author. Year. Title 1. [Title 2.] Title 3. [Edition.] [Editor.] Catalogue. [Place.] [Publisher.] [Pages.] Update. [URL.] [Notes.]

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