IEEE Referencing: Datasets

Basic format to reference a dataset

Data citations should be granted the same significance in the scholarly report as citations of other research publications. Include the following information where available.

[#]    Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), Title of dataset, vol. number, Place of Publication, (U.S. State or Country if the City is not "well known"): Publisher, Year of Publication. Accessed on: Abbrev. Month. Day, Year. [Type of medium]. Available: site/path/file

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name
  • Title of the dataset, in italics
  • Volume number, if available
  • Place of Publication
  • Publisher/Production information
  • Year of Publication
  • Accessed on: Abbrev. Month. Day, Year
  • [Type of medium]
  • Available: site/path/file

[1]     Department of Premier and Cabinet, PROV environmental sustainability, Melbourne, Australia: Public Record Office Victoria, 2015. Accessed on: June 1, 2018. [Online]. Available: