Data in Brief Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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This is the Citationsy guide to Data in Brief citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Data in Brief.

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cite Data in Brief  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Data in Brief referencing style? (2023 Guide)

A book citation in Data in Brief always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Data in Brief using placeholders:
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F.N. Last Name, Title, Edition, Publisher, City, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Data in Brief citation:
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M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., Random House, New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Data in Brief looks like this: [1]


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How to reference a journal article in the Data in Brief citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Data in Brief format?

An Data in Brief citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Data in Brief journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., Title, Container. Volume (2000) pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Data in Brief:
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C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18 (2007) 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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How to cite a website in a paper in Data in Brief style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in Data in Brief. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Data in Brief example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed February 4, 2023).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed February 4, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Data in Brief in 2023

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in Data in Brief

Here’s a Data in Brief citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed February 4, 2023).
So how to cite a video Data in Brief?
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Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed February 4, 2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Data in Brief referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Data in Brief

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Data in Brief.
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F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed February 4, 2023).
Podcast referencing example in Data in Brief using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed February 4, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using Data in Brief referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in Data in Brief

An example song citation in Data in Brief.
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F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed February 4, 2023).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Data in Brief:
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The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed February 4, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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