Copy and paste citation tools exist for traditional academic publication types from places like Citation Machine or Google Scholar, but similar plugins for datasets are scarce. In response, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City built a data citation template for all acquired proprietary data sources and selected open data sources to allow economists to copy and paste data citations into their preferred word processing program.

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TB 18-04, November 2018

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Butler, Courtney R. 2018. “Creating Data Citation Templates for Economics.” Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Technical Briefing no. 18-04, November. Available at External Link


Courtney R. Butler

Data Management Strategist

Courtney R. Butler is a Data Management Strategist in Business Intelligence and Data Integration (BIADI) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She joined the Bank in Septem…