No sweat, right? Crack open those highly unpleasant MLA, APA, Chicago, CSE style manuals to no avail. In their own convoluted way, these manuals provide bibliographic citation assistance for some materials (for example, books, articles, film, audio, even print maps) but little or no attention is devoted to GIS or tabular datasets. As the Statistics Canada site states, "Citing statistics and data has been a neglected grey area in academic publishing."
As mentioned on the Data Library News Blog at the University of Saskatchewan Library, Statistics Canada recently added this revised How to Cite Statistics Canada Products resource on their website.
Other resources out there to help you to cite GIS & tabular datasets include:
- University of Waterloo Library: Citing Geospatial Data Resources
- Dartmouth College Library: I Need to Cite Maps Created in GIS
- U.S. Census Bureau: Suggested Citation Styles
- CDC: How to Cite Electronic Media