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Data and Mapping

This guide highlights key sources of online provincial, national, and international demographic statistics, economic indicators, social indicators, as well as housing, education, and industry data. Includes information on online mapping tools.

Citing Data

Just as bibliographic information has to be cited properly, so too does numeric information. APA citation style is widely used in the social and behavioural sciences. Confer with your professor to determine whether he/she prefers that you use another style for quotation, citation and paper presentation. Here are links to online guides to citing numeric information. Academic libraries have complete texts which explain most of the various styles referenced here:

Avoiding Plagiarism

If you don’t understand rules of quotation, citation etc., it is possible to plagiarize someone else’s work without knowing that you are doing it. Using a direct quote without acknowledgment is plagiarism. Using another person's charts, statistics etc without acknowledgment  is also plagiarism. To avoid plagiarism, make sure the reasoning and argument of your paper are your own and that outside sources are properly credited. For clarification consult CBU's Academic Integrity Handbook.

If you have questions or concerns on this topic, your professor will be able to provide guidance. CBU's Writing Centre can also help. Purdue University's OWL is an excellent web resource that may help you with the research, writing and citation process.