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Data and Statistical Resources: Citing Data

The purpose of this guide is to present resources for both the discovery and utilization of research data and statistics.

How to Cite Data


Citing the data you use in projects and papers is just as important as citing articles and books.

  • Author or creator - the person(s), organization, issuing agency or agencies responsible for creating the dataset
  • Date of publication - the year the dataset was published, posted or otherwise released to the public (not the date of the subject matter).
  • Title or description - complete title or if no title exists, you must create a brief description of the data, including time period covered in the data if applicable
  • Publisher  - entity (organization, database, archive, journal) responsible for hosting the data 
  • URL or DOI  - the unique identifier if the data set is online.

Data citations will need to be tailored to the specific requirements of the particular style a discipline uses

Example from Purdue Owl in APA:

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