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APA Style Guide: Data

American Psychological Association rules for formatting papers, in-text citations, and end references. Examples based on the sixth edition of the Publication Manual from the APA. By Alexis Carlson


Material Type In-Text Citation Reference
    In brackets immediately after the title of the data set, identify the form, i.e., table, map, chart, report, etc.
Population information from website (U.S. Census Bureau, 2017).

United States Census Bureau. (2017, July 1). Quick facts-Palm Beach Gardens city, Florida-population estimates. [Table]. Retrieved from 

    When citing two or more references with the same author and date, use lowercase letters beginning with A to show the reader which reference you are citing in-text.
Information from the DemographicsNow database

(DemographicsNow, 2018a).         

DemographicsNow. (2018a). Rank by income report for Palm Beach Gardens and Plantation (Broward), FL. [Report]. Retrieved from DemographicsNow database.

  (DemographicsNow, 2018b). DemographicsNow. (2018b). Basic demographics comparison charts for Palm Beach Gardens and Plantation (Broward), FL. [Chart]. Retrieved from DemographicsNow database.
Data USA Website:   DataUSA. (2018). Palm Beach Gardens, FL-Plantation, FL-Wages-Median household income. [Chart]. Retrieved from