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Introduction to Comparative Politics: Data Citation

Guides to Citing Data

Data Citation

Citing data helps your readers locate data, replicate your findings, and generally promotes "open data" values. The following should be included in your citation:

  • Author
  • Publication Date
  • Title
  • Publisher or Distributor
  • Version
  • Electronic Location (e.g. URL)

Here is a Chicago Author-Date Style example:

The World Bank. 2012. World Development Indicators. Washington,     D.C.:The World Bank (producer and distributor).                        /world-development-indicators