Example APA Style: Statistic database

When using specific data for your dissertation, it is important to know how a dataset (e.g. from Datastream) has to be recorded according to the APA Style. In that case you use the notation for a normal internet source and write ‘dataset’ after the title in square brackets.

Statistic database
APA-format NameDatabase. (YearOfPublication, Month Day). TitleDatabase [Data set]. Retrieved from http://WebAddress
In reference list Central Bureau for Statistics. (2015, July 28). Statistics Netherlands: Dutch exports to Russia almost reduced by half [Data file]. Retrieved from http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/the­mas/internationale-handel/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2015/nederlandse-export-naar-rusland-bijna-gehalveerd.htm
In the text
  • Data on export to Russia suggests that … (Central Bureau for Statistics, 2015).
  • Data on export to Russia from Central Bureau for Statistics (2015) suggests that … .
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