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Citing Data

When citing data retrieved from online databases and web sites, the following elements are typically included in a citation:

  • Author - individual author(s) or an agency or organization
  • Year of publication - in parentheses, if available
  • Title of the data set or original study
  • Publisher or location of the data archive
  • Edition or version
  • Access information - a URL or database name
  • Date of access - preceded by Retrieved

Some style guides, databases and data centers recommend or provide citation formats.

See also:

How to Cite Data (Michigan State University Library research guide)

Bauder, Julia. "Citing Data" In Reference Guide to Data Sources, 151-153Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014. ProQuest Ebook Central.

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