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APA Citation Style (6th ed.): Data sets, Software, etc.

Data Sets, Software, Measurement Instruments, and Apparatus (APA 7.08)

Always provide a reference entry for a data set, and italicize the title.

For software, provide reference entries only for specialized or limited distribution products and do not italicize the software title.


General format:


Rightsholder, A. A. (Year). Title (Version number) [Description of form]. Location: Publisher.


If available online, substitute a retrieval statement for the publisher information:


Public Health Agency of Canada. (2007). Table 110-0128: Health behavior in school-aged children, 2002, student response to question: How do you feel about your school climate? every 4 years (percent) [data file]. Retrieved from