When citing and sharing data found on data.world, please cite the original data source and URL where you've retrieved the data from data.world.
A dataset citation should include the same components that any other citation would include:
- year of publication
- publisher (for data this is often where it is housed, i.e. data.world in this case)
- edition or version
- access information (a URL or other persistent identifier, i.e. the dataset URL)
It is very important to note that some datasets may have special instructions on how to cite or use their data. For example this project on Automated Hate Speech Detection and the Problem of Offensive Language has a relatively flexible MIT License, but the publishers of the data also provides the specific language for citations. All of this information is found in the Summary.
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How to cite using the APA Style Guide.
Author/Rightsholder. (Year). Title of data set (Version number) [Description of form]. Retrieved from http://data.world/[accountname]/[dataset]
Example - Citing the Federal government awards in Q2 published by the Treasury Department’s account @usaspending
USAspending.gov. (2017). Federal government awards in Q2. Retrieved from https://data.world/usaspending/federal-government-awards-in-q-2.
Example - Citing Ride Austin’s ride data
Ride Austin. (2017). Ride-Austin-june6-april13 [Data file and code book]. Reitrieved from https://data.world/ride-austin/ride-austin-june-6-april-13
- University of Michigan Library Research Guide
How to Cite Data and Statistics: Dataset Citation in APA
- Michigan State University Libraries Research Guide
How to Cite Data: Dataset Citations
- American Psychological Association
How to Cite a Data Set in APA Style
- The Digital Curation Center
How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications
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