Citing sources other than Statistics Canada

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The primary focus of this guide is to help you create effective references for the Statistics Canada products and services that you use as sources. You must first identify the category of your product. After that, you simply follow the steps in the guide to a finished reference.

You can also use this guide to develop references for sources that are not produced by Statistics Canada. Most sources will fit easily into one of our 11 general categories. For example, any book, manual, report, article, paper or monograph is covered in the "Publications" category.

The key to using this guide is to find the category that comes closest to describing the source you want to cite. With this in mind, look for the closest category in step 1. Proceed to step 2 for that category to see examples of references.

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