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How to Cite Data


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Sample Citations

Data citation includes these key elements, but consult the citation style guide for your discipline/publication if available:

Lastname, Firstname Initials of Author(s)/Creator(s)/Principal Investigator. Title of the data set. Date/data version.  Source database: Publisher/Institution.  Date accessed/retrieved by you. URL/DOI of data set.

For example:

Jurgensen, Sean M. The rotated speeded-up robust features algorithm (R-SURF): supplementary data set.  June 2014.  Calhoun, Naval Postgraduate School. Accessed: 3 September 2014. URL:

Solow, Andrew R.; Beet, Andrew R.; Roll, Uri; and Stone, Lewi. Testing for a shift in a species boundary. December 2013.  WHOAS, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  Accessed: 4 September 2014.  URL: 10.1575/1912/6348.

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