Data and statistics must be cited just like any other source like journal articles or books. This ensures that the author/producer of the data receives proper credit for the work, and it gives your reader a means to verify your information.
To cite data, find the rules for the citation style required for your writing or use the preferred citation from your data source:
- IASSIST Quick Guide to Data Citation (examples of APA, MLA, & Chicago)
- OWL Purdue style guides for
For a complete description of formats, refer to the style guides found in the Reference section of the library: