Answered By: Elizabeth Galoozis Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015 Views: 43
Citing a dataset or raw data is just an important as citing a journal article or anything else you might refer to in your work. Many citation styles do not have a set way to cite data, so you may have to adapt an existing format. To do so use the minimum elements required to identify and retrieve the dataset, then use the punctuation requirements suggested in your citation style. You can find some examples of dataset citations on the IASSIST Quick Guide to Data Citation. Double check your style manual and see the requirements for each style on our Citation Research Guide. APA, ASA, and APSA all have dataset citation style formats.