Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017     Views: 672

For citations of data sets the APA Manual has examples and advice on pages 210 and 211. The following citation is an example of 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 non-routine 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."