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Citing and referencing: Data files

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Data files

Data files

  • This material includes raw (published) data that is used for data analysis or measurement.
  • The title of the data file, or data set, is italicised
  • Directly after the title, indicate in square brackets the description of the form
  • Include the DOI, or the URL if the DOI is not available.

 

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of data file [Data file]. Retrieved from URL

OR

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of data file [Data file]. doi:xxxx

Example

Department of Planning and Community Development (Vic). (2013). Projected population by age and sex: Vic RVic MSD 2006-2056 [Data file]. Retrieved from https://www.data.gov.au/dataset/

Koopman, B., & Zuccon, G. (2016). A test collection for matching patient to clinical trials: V2 [Data file]. http://doi.org/10.4225/08/574CE878156EE