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Citing datasets

 

As an ethical consumer of research data, you should give a complete citation for any dataset that you use for a publication, presentation, etc. Data sets are an important output of scholarly research and should be cited when used (like you would cite a scholarly publication).

Preferred citation

If you re-use data from a data center or repository, there is often a preferred citation in the summary of the dataset. See the example below from Dryad, a biological sciences data repository.

Image of a preferred citation for a dataset in Dryad, a biological sciences data repository

Source: http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.bn1gf

General Data Citation Guidlelines

Examples of Data Citation Guidelines from specific data repositories

  • ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
  • Dryad (a biological sciences data repository)

 

 

Find and re-use existing data

Library contact

Joanna Thielen

Joanna Thielen

Assistant Professor
Research Data Librarian
Science Librarian for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics
jthielen@oakland.edu

 

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