This guide provides guidance on how to construct a citation for data. Doing so is important to acknowledge the work of others if the data is not your own, but even if it is your own, to enable others to find (and perhaps re-use) your data. Citing your data enables others to cite your work, contributing to metrics that document your scholarly works and contributions in your field.
Because few citation style guides offer guidance on how to cite data, this set of reccommendations should not be taken as the final word on styles. If you have a question, check with your faculty advisor or the journal in which you hope to publish.
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