See the MIT Libraries guide to citing sources for more details.
For help in writing your paper, see the MIT Writing and Communication Center.
Citation software helps you to:
Which package to use?
Many citation software packages are available. We recommend you use Zotero, a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension and as a standalone desktop program.
Which citation style to use?
Many citation standards exist. We recommend you use APA (American Psychological Association). Zotero will help you to format your reference in APA. For more information on the APA style, see:
Cite data in your paper/presentation so that you can:
Include in your citation:
Using citation software or style guides? In Endnote use the reference type for "dataset." If you're using Mendeley or Zotero, make due with using other more generic reference type templates and fill in the essentials for your dataset.
As Zotero lacks an "item type" for datasets, enter the citation in the system as a "Document," depending upon if/how the data producer provides a recommended citation; either: