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What is the proper format for research citation for data from Billion Graves?

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The proper format for research citation for data would be similar to what you might use for other website data in the Chicago or MLA style.  


Referencing a website in Chicago or Turabian format

In Chicago format, website citations are often left out of the bibliography and are instead mentioned in a note or within the text. If your instructor would like a formal citation, use the explanation below.

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), page title, website title, web address, and date accessed. For an article written by two or more authors, list them in order as they appear in the newspaper. If there's no author listed, begin your citation with the name of the website. The article title is followed by the name of the magazine, which is italicized. Place a comma after the magazine name.

The full page title, which is followed by a period, should be placed within quotation marks. Place the period within the quotation marks. Then include the website title, followed by a period. If the website title is not available, use the website's owner's name.----http://www.bibme.org/chicago/website-citation



Citations for Websites:

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), page title, website title, sponsoring institution/publisher, date published, and the URL.

Format:

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of Individual Web Page.” Title of Website, Publisher, Date, URL.

Example:

Fosslien, Liz, and Mollie West. “3 Ways to Hack Your Environment to Help You Create.” Huffpost Endeavor, Huffington Post, Dec. 7, 2016, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/3-ways-to-hack-your-environment-to-help-you-createus580f758be4b02444efa569bc.

The first author’s name should be reversed, with a comma placed after the last name and a period after the first name (or any middle name). The name should not be abbreviated and should be written exactly as it appears on the website.

For a page with two or more authors, list them in the order as they appear on the website. Only the first author’s name should be reversed, while the others are written in normal order. Separate author names by a comma, and place the word “and” before the last author’s name. For pages with three or more authors, only include the first author, followed by the abbreviation “et al.”

If the article was written by a news service or an organization, include it in the author position.

If no author is available, begin the citation with the page title.

The page title should be placed within quotation marks. Place a period after the page title within the quotation marks. The page title is followed by the name of the website, which is italicized, followed by a comma.

Include the sponsoring institution or publisher, along with a comma, after the website title. The sponsoring institution/publisher can usually be found at the bottom of the website in the footer. If the name of the publisher is the same as the name as the website, do not include the publisher information in your citation.

Next, state the publication date of the page. In some cases, a specific date might not be available, and the date published may only be specific to a month or even year. Provide whatever date information is available.

End the citation with the URL. Remove http:// and https:// from the beginning of the citation. End the entire citation with a period.

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The information in bold is probably how you would want to handle citation from our site in that there isn't really an author of any of the articles. 


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