WHEN CITING: Articles from a database that were originally published in print should be cited as a print journal (i.e. don't include a URL or database name).
Citing Data Sets in APSA Style
Note: Use these examples to guide you, but you should consult your style manual and/or your professor for additional guidance.
For datasets introduced in a journal article, cite the article.
If needed, you may
footnote data set(s) too.
Journal Article example:
Gleditsch, Nils Petter, Peter Wallensteen, Mikael Eriksson, Margareta Sollenberg, and Håvard Strand. 2002. “Armed Conflict 1946-2001: A New Dataset.” Journal of Peace Research 39: 615-37.
11 The Armed Conflict Dataset is available here: http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/ ucdp/datasets/ucdp_prio_armed_conflict_dataset/
Cite Datasets Located Online
1st Example: Full publication information is available
Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2013. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort, 1997-2011. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago.
2nd Example: Only online publication information is available
Joyce, Mary, António Rosas, and Philip N. Howard. 2014. Global Digital Activism Data Set, 2013 (Study #34625). ICPSR version. Seattle, WA: University of Washington [producer], 2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014.
Author/Researcher | Year Published | Title of Data Set/Study | Location of Study | Publisher of Study | Accession or Study Number | Data Version | Producer of Study, their Location, & Date | Distributor of Study, their Location, & Date
** These examples have been adapted for use by GCC staff and faculty.
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