We recommend the following data points be included in a citation to a Constellate dataset:

  • Creator of dataset
  • Title or Description (we would like to eventually allow users to put titles on their datasets, for now we recommend you describe the dataset in the citation, in place of the title)
  • Date of creation
  • Indicate the dataset came from Constellate
  • Dataset URL (which is "https://constellate.org/dataset/" and followed by your dataset ID)

As a bibliographic entry, in the Chicago Manual of Style format, these bits of information would go together like this:

    Kirchhoff, Amy. Use of Terms Foster Care, Adoption, and Reunification in Scholarly Content between 1950-2021. June 2021. Distributed by Constellate. https://constellate.org/dataset/8cd2db4b-fe27-5ea0-3f89-3f9da1b29dce.

As a note, in the Chicago Manual of Style format, these bits of information would go together like this:

    Amy Kirchhoff, Use of Terms Foster Care, Adoption, and Reunification in Scholarly Content between 1950-2021 (June 2021), distributed by Constellate, https://constellate.org/dataset/8cd2db4b-fe27-5ea0-3f89-3f9da1b29dce.

In MLA style, it would come together like this (looks like MLA does not want us to italicize the description – if it were a formal title, we would italicize it):

    Amy Kirchhoff. Use of Terms Foster Care, Adoption, and Reunification in Scholarly Content. Constellate, June 2021, https://constellate.org/dataset/8cd2db4b-fe27-5ea0-3f89-3f9da1b29dce. Accessed 30 June 2021. Dataset.