Data are a vital part of the scientific research process. By properly citing data in research publications, it not only acknowledges sources, it also makes it easier for others to find and use the data. Citation is also expected practice for those who receive funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and becoming best practice across the social sciences.
Now a new video tutorial shows data users how to retrieve citation information directly from UK Data Service resources. This step-by-step guide covers all data available through the Discover data catalogue, including UK Census data (whether downloaded or used online) and data from international databanks such as the World Bank or International Monetary Fund.
The video tutorial complements our website guidance on Citing data and the ESRC brochure Data Citation: What you need to know. All are available at the links below.
- Video: Citing data from the UK Data Service http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/videos/tutorials.aspx#citing
- Website guidance: Citing data http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/citing-data.aspx
ESRC brochure: Data citation: What you need to know http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/media/104397/data_citation_online.pdf