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Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 227

For citations of data sets the APA Manual has examples and advice on pages 210 and 211. The following citation is example citing data from the Bellingham Public Schools website.

Bellingham Public Schools. (n.d.). District profile [Data table]. Retrieved from


  • Square brackets are for notation of nonroutine information sources and APA gives some flexibility with the type of information put in there. For more information on use of square brackets see APA Manual page 186.
  • In this example there is no publication date listed, so n.d. should be used to indicate "no date."

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