Citing online numerical data
When you are citing numerical data retrieved from online databases and web sites, we recommend including the following elements:
- Author of the original study or data set – this can be the name(s) of an individual author(s) or of an agency
- Year of publication or production, in parentheses – if unavailable, leave out
- Title of the original study or data set
- [Data file] to indicate use of an electronic data set
- URL of publicly available web site, or name of database
- Date of access, preceded by "Retrieved"
Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics (1993). “National Health Provider Inventory: Home Health Agencies and Hospices, 1991” [Data file]. Available from National Technical Information Service Web site, http://classic.ntis.gov. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
- Use "Available from [name of Web site] Web site" when your data set requires additional steps to download, ie. when a stable url to the final data set cannot be provided.
U.S. Census Bureau. &ldquoHealth Insurance Coverage Status and Type of Coverage--All Persons by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: 2013 to 2015.” Health Insurance Historical Table 1 [Data file] . https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/health-insurance/historical-series/hic.html. Retrieved March 21, 2017.