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How to Cite Data: Geospatial Data

Subject guide for citing Social Science data

Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide

Call Number: Map & Government Information Library Reference
Call Number: GA108.7 .C55 2010
ISBN: 9780838985564
Publication Date: 2010
This book is an excellent resource for more in-depth coverage of map citations, produced by the Map and Geography Round Table of the American Library Association.

Geospatial Data and Map Citation Examples

From Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide:

Basic form:

Author. Title. Edition. Place of production: Producer, Date of copyright or production.


U.S. Bureau of the Census. TIGER/Line: Redistricting Census 2000 on DVD. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of the Census, 2001.

More Geospatial Data Citation Guides

Here are some additional guides on citing geospatial data and maps from other institutions and organizations:

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