SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data. SimplyAnalytics requires you to create a personal workspace before proceeding.
What sort of data is included (see SimplyAnalytics variable list here):
Image from Uses of Economic Census Data, Census.gov
SimplyAnalytics includes many terms that are specific to data collection at the local, state, and national levels. These terms are from across various disciplines that may use SimplyAnalytics including Urban Studies, Economics, and Business.
If you create maps and reports in SimplyAnalytics and incorporate them in a research paper, poster, or PowerPoint presentation, you will need to cite the information. There are many different citations styles so check the OWL guide for formatting.
If you are not sure of the name and date of the variable you are using, you can View Metadata. Refer to Where can I find more information about a specific data variable FAQ
To cite a map in APA style:
SimplyAnalytics (Year). Map with Vendor Title of data set Year of data. Retrieved Date, from SimplyAnalytics database.
To cite data in APA style:
SimplyAnalytics (Year). Vendor Title of data set Year of data. Retrieved Date, from SimplyAnalytics database.
(Year) is the current year as SimplyAnalytics is continuously updated.
Vendor is listed in the Vendor field. Example: EASI
Title of data is the title outlined in your variable's metadata information under "Data Source"
Year of Data is the year outline in the "Name" section of the variable metadata
For more on citing SimplyAnalytics, see the Royal Roads University libguide.
Here is an example of a SimplyAnalytics variable entry:
Now, the citation for this entry if accessed on January 30, 2018:
SimplyAnalytics (2018). EASI Census US Data 2016. Retrieved January 30th, 2018, from SimplyAnalytics database.
For more information see the SimplyAnalytics help page on citations.