Answered By: Josh Denby
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017     Views: 23

There are a number of elements that you should include in a data citation

  1. Author(s)
  2. Title
  3. Year of publication: The date when the dataset was published or released (rather than the collection or coverage date)
  4. Publisher: the data center/repository
  5. Any applicable identifier (including edition or version)
  6. Availability and access: URL or doi/doi link

Sample citation:

Cavalieri, D., C. Parkinson, P. Gloersen, and H. J. Zwally. 1996, updated 2006. Sea ice concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I passive microwave data, March 2002–Sept. 2003. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. url: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0051.html (Accessed on 2008-05-14).

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