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Citing Online Advertising & Business Sources in APA: Census Bureau Data

This guide is intended to help Advertising students cite a variety of sources in Advertising and Business databases and industry resources using APA style.

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Census Bureau Data

Citing Census Bureau Data

Citation Example
Name of Author Organization. (Date). Title of data report. Parent Organization. URL

United States Census Bureau. (2019, July 1). Quick facts Champaign city, Illinois; United Sates population estimates. United States Department of Commerce. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/champaigncityillinois,US

United States Census Bureau. (2020, September 30). Monthly state retail sales July 2020. United States Department of Commerce. https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/monthly-state-retail-sales.html


Notes

Retrieval Dates: APA Style does not require you to include the words "retrieved from" or "accessed from" and a date before the URL unless the cited content is likely to change over time.

Author Element: when citing government reports The specific agency responsible for the report appears as the author. The names of parent agencies not present in the group author name appear in the source element as the publisher. This creates concise in-text citations and complete reference list entries.