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POSC 120: Democracy and Dictatorship

Professor Kent Freeze - Winter 2021

Helpful Guides to Chicago

Cite Your Sources

Check with your professor to confirm the style you should be using for this class. 

Ask me or any of the reference librarians for help if you're confused about how to cite your sources. 

For instructions on citing data, refer to this page from the library data guide.

Data Citation

Citing data helps your readers locate data, replicate your findings, and generally promotes "open data" values. The following should be included in your citation:

  • Author
  • Publication Date
  • Title
  • Publisher or Distributor
  • Version
  • Electronic Location (e.g. URL)

Here is a Chicago Author-Date Style example:

World Bank, World Development Indicators. 2016. Firms using banks to finance working capital (% of firms) [Data file]. World Bank. Retrieved from

®(Thanks to IASSIST Data Citation Guide.)

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