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Gathering Citation Information
When gathering information for a paper or assignment, you will need to note some information about the source you use. This information will be used to create your "Bibliography" or "Sources Used" page. The following is some of the information typically needed - be sure to gather it while using the resource so you don't forget!
- Title of Article, Graph or Page
- Title of the Journal, Book or Item
- Publisher of the Work
- Page numbers (if an article or book)
- URL (if a Web site)
- Name of the Database or Web site used
- Date a Web Site or Database was accessed
Citing U.S. Census Using MLA
Dynamically generated tables, maps, and files from US Census:
(Use semicolons to separate elements)
- U.S. Census Bureau;
- Name of the database or other data repository/source (e.g., US Census), set off by quotation marks, or follow publication citation style;
- The name of the person who generates the tabulation, etc., e.g., "generated by John Smith;"
- The name of the software package used to generate the tabulation, if known, e.g., "using US Census;"
- The URL of the application software's main or first page set off by angle brackets, e.g., <https://data.census.gov/cedsci/>;
- The date, within parenthesis, when the user generated the tabulation, e.g., (7 January 2012).
- U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2010 American Community
Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table GCT0101; generated by John Smith; using
US Census; <https://data.census.gov/cedsci/>; (7 January 2012).
- U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2000, Summary File 1, Table P001; generated
by Jane Jones; using US Census; <https://data.census.gov/cedsci/>; (20 February 2012)
- U.S. Census Bureau; 2010 Census Summary File 1; Tables P1 and
QT-P1; generated by John Smith; using US Census; <https://data.census.gov/cedsci/>;
(12 December 2011).
Some MLA Citation Aids/Generators