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When a version number exists, include it in parentheses after the title.
The bracketed description is flexible (e.g., data set, data set and code book).
In the source element of the reference provide the name of the organization that has published, archived, produced, or distributed the data set.
Unpublished Raw Data
The date for unpublished data is the year(s) of collection.
In the source element of the reference provide the source (e.g., a university), if known.
Include a retrieval date only if the data set is designed to change over time (e.g., if the data are still undergoing collection).
Sample Citations - Tests, Scales, & Inventories
Manual for a Test, Scale, or Inventory:
To cite a test, scale, or inventory, provide a citation for its supporting literature (e.g., its manual, which may be an authored or edited book, or the journal article in which it was published).
The title of a test, scale, or an inventory should be capitalized using title case whenever it appears in a paper. Although the test title may be italicized in a reference, in the text, the title of a test should appear in title case in standard (nonitalic) type.
Test, Scale, or Inventory Itself
Cite the test, scale, or inventory itself only if a manual or other supporting literature is not available to cite; if a manual is available for a test, cite the manual, not the test.
Database Record for a Test
Test database records (e.g., records from PsycTESTS, the ETS TestLink collection, or the CINAHL database) typically provide unique descriptive and administrative information about tests; cite the database record if you use this unique information. Otherwise, cite the test's supporting literature, if available.