You need to cite data? This tool helps you to format your citation: http://citation.crosscite.org/
The UNIGE Library frequently organizes Zotero or EndNote workshops to help you manage and cite your references.
Why Data citation?
Data citation means providing a reference to data in the same way as it is done to outputs such as journal articles, reports and conference papers.
Citing data is important because:
- cited datasets will achieve greater validity and significance within the scholarly communications cycle,
- it supports collaboration and reuse of data,
- it fosters faster and more efficient research progress,
- citation of data enables recognition of scholarly effort with the potential for reward based on data outputs,
- the use of data should be appropriately attributed in scholarly outputs as with other types of publication.
A dataset citation includes all of the same components as any other citation:
- author (Who is the creator of the data set? This can be an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization.),
- title (What name is the data set called, or what is the name of the study?) ,
- year of publication (What year was the data set published? When was the data set posted online?),
- publisher (What entity is responsible for producing and/or distributing the data set? Also, is there a physical location associated with the publisher?),
- edition or version (Is there a version or edition number associated with the data set?), and
- access information (a URL or other persistent identifier).
Creator (PublicationYear)/Rightsholder. Title of dataset [description of form]. Publisher. Identifier
Milberger, S. (2002). Evaluation of violence against women with physical disabilities in Michigan, 2000-2001 (ICPSR version) [data file and codebook]. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03414
Creator (PublicationYear)/Rightsholder. Title of dataset. Version. Publisher. ResourceType.Identifier
Milberger, S. (2002). Evaluation of violence against women with physical disabilities in Michigan, 2000-2001 (ICPSR version) [data file and codebook]. Detroit: Wayne State University [producer]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03414
Tables, charts, graphs, maps, or figures appearing in a publication
Name of dataset producer. Name of dataset. Name of study. Date. Access Information.
United States Bureau of the Census. "Table 151. Retail Prescription Drug Sales: 1995 to 2007." Statistical Abstract of the United States.Year: 2009. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/09s0151.pdf. Accessed: 11/4/09.
Unpublished raw data from study, untitled work
Author, F. N. (Year). [Description of study topic]. Unpublished raw data.
Smith, J.A. (2006). [Personnel survey]. Unpublished raw data.