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Citing Guide for Business Majors (APA 7th ed.)

Data sets

Citation elements include the author (which may be a corporate author rather than a personal name), the date, the title of the data set followed by the phrase "Data set" in brackets after the title, and the URL.


DataUSA. (2021). United States workforce and wage by location [Data set].

Note:  If you do not have a direct URL to a data set in a specific format, such as a spreadsheet, use the URL for the website that includes the option to download the data.  For example, the URL in the citation above will take you to a data visualization (infographic) on the DataUSA site with the option to download the complete data set as a CSV file in Excel.


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