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Datasets at the Library of Congress: A Research Guide

Citing Datasets

Harris & Ewing, photographer. Start the presses going!!! 1936. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Citing your data source is just as important as citing traditional research sources. Standards have not been agreed upon in citing datasets. Datasets acquired by the Library of Congress often contain recommended citation formats. Following are some guides developed by other institutions that contain citation assistance.