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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Datasets

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.


Reference: Rightsholder(s), A. A. (Year). Title of dataset [Description of form]. Retrieved from URL

Example: Leahy, S., Nolan, A., O’ Connell, J., and Kenny, R. A. (2012). The Irish longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA) [Data file and code books]. Retrieved from


Rightsholders (Year)

(Rightsholders, Year)


(Leahy, Nolan, O'Connell, and Kenny, 2012)


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