Data reference management

You can use reference management software to organise data citations:


In Endnote. use the reference type for 'dataset'.


In Mendeley, use other more generic reference type templates and fill in the essentials for your dataset.


In Zotero, enter the citation in the system as a 'Document'. Depending upon whether and how the data producer provides a recommended citation, either:

  • export an RIS file and import this file into Zotero
  • copy and paste the information from a recommended citation into a new Zotero item with the type 'Document'
  • otherwise, use the 'Document' item type to add the components of the citation