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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

Notes:

  • 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. In some cases the DOI maybe part of the URL, as in the second example.

 

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