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Data, Datasets, and Statistical Resources

Citing Data in Your Research

There is not yet a universally recognized way to cite data. It is best to follow the guidelines of the style you are using to the extent that it addresses data. Beyond that, here are some good examples to follow.

Disciplinary Standards for Citing Data

Citation Software

EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley all have a resource type for datasets. So, when you are building your bibliography of journal articles, books, documents, web pages, etc., be sure to document your data sources, too!