Need to cite data found in your reports? We’ve got you covered.
Identify Original Sources
Retrieve Relevant SparkMap URL
Construct Your Citation
Step 1 – Identify Original Sources to Cite
Once you’ve selected the specific section of your report you wish to reference, identify its original source to cite.
In the report, each indicator’s source is listed beneath its relevant table (Figure 1, circled in red).
Step 2 – Retrieve Relevant SparkMap URL
After identifying your data’s source, retrieve your report’s URL. You can access a shortlink by clicking the “Share” button at the top right corner of your report (Figure 2, circled in red).
Step 3 – Construct Your Citation
Use the indicator source to build your citation. We recommend the following format: Data source (year) [insert data set name]. Courtesy of SparkMap, retrieved Month Day, Year, url.
Example: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2016-20) [Population Commuting to Work Alone in a Car]. Courtesy of SparkMap, retrieved November 15, 2022, https://cares.page.link/Kkb5.