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Data Citations

Ecological Society of America

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Geological Society of America

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There are no special in-text citations-- call the source out in the text using simply [#], just as you would for a textual resource.

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IEEE specially calls out the need to list the distributor, URL/DOI, and full date accessed (unless there is an available version # to specify the exact instance of the data used). For textual materials, IEEE uses "Title" typically for chapters or articles and Title for books; however, IEEE's own citation guide utilizes both for datasets, which suggests some degree of individuality vs. packaged unit to decide between.


Basic Format: AuthorFirstInitial. AuthorLastName, “Title of dataset. Version#.” (Date, Year). Distributed by Publisher/Distributor. doi: http://xxx. (end with a period, including if DOI is used, unless you end with a URL)

Basic Format: Title of dataset, Source, Date. [Online]. Available:



C. J. Brothers, J. Harianto, J. B. McClintock, and M. Byrne, “Data from: Sea urchins in a high-CO2 world: the influence of acclimation on the immune response to ocean warming and acidification.” (Aug. 3rd, 2016). Distributed by Dryad Digital Repository. doi: 10.5061/dryad.9hr7t (accessed July 4th, 2019).

Treatment episode dataset: Discharges (TEDS-D): Concatenated, 2006 to 2009, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, Aug. 2013. [Online]. Available: doi:


Antenna Products. (2011). Antcom. Accessed: Feb. 12, 2014. [Online]. Available: