How do I cite Data in APA? – OHIO University Libraries

How do I cite Data in APA?

Citing data isn’t too clear in the APA manual, so here are directions from the APA Style Blog!

Reference Example w/ DOI:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies. (2013).            Treatment episode data set — discharges (TEDS-D) — concatenated, 2006 to 2009 [Data set]. doi:10.3886/ICPSR30122.v2

In-text Citation Options:

1. “U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies (2013)”

2. “(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, 2013).”

Of course, if you cite that a number of times, you’ll probably want to abbreviate the author name.