Citing and referencing: Data sets

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

Data sets

Notes:

  • This material includes raw (published) data that is used for data analysis or measurement.
  • The date for unpublished data is the year(s) of collection.
  • The title of the data set, or data file, is italicised.
  • Directly after the title, indicate in square brackets the description of the form.
  • Include retrieval date only if the data set is designed to change over time.
  • Include the DOI or the URL.

 

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of data set (Version 1.1) [Data set]. Publisher Name. https://doi.org/xxxxx or https://xxxxx

OR

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (YYYY–YYYY of collection). Title of data set [Unpublished raw data]. Source of Unpublished Data. Retrieved Month DD, YYYY, from https://xxxxx

Examples

Aston, L., Currie, G., Delbosc, A., Fournier, N., Kamruzzerman, M., & Teller, D. (2020). Melbourne built environment and transit use empirical dataset (Version 2) [Data set]. Monash University. https://doi.org/10.26180/5d9994f4704ea

Department of Planning and Community Development (Vic). (2015). Projected population by age and sex: Vic RVic MSD 2006–2056 [Data set]. https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/c14ab205-b47d-4059-890b-a766362dac66

Galloway, D., in’ t Zand, J. J. M., Chenevez, J., Worpel, H., Keek, L., Ootes, L., Watts, A. L., Gisler, L., Sanchez-Fernandez, C., & Kuulkers, E. (2020). MINBAR observations table (Version 7) [Data set]. Monash University. https://doi.org/10.26180/5e4f541ece460

Kindness Institute. (2019–2020). The importance of kindness during a pandemic: A mixed method study of the effectiveness of local support initiatives in an Australian rural community [Unpublished raw data].

Koopman, B., & Zuccon, G. (2017). A test collection for matching patient to clinical trials. (Version 4) [Data set]. CSIRO. Data Access Portal. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/58e2e83d92c2b