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Natural Resources & Society: Data and Statistics

A guide to information associated with the human dimensions of natural resources. These include the political, social, economic, philosophical, recreational and policy aspects of conservation, sustainability and environmental sciences.

Idaho Data

Climate Data

Soil, Vegetation, and Land Use Data

Citing Datasets

If you are following a particular style, try to form the citation according to the general rules of that style.  If in doubt, it is better to provide more information than less.

The general parts of a data citation are:

1. Responsible Party; 

2. Title of dataset; 

3. Edition or version of dataset, if applicable; 

4. Name and location of data center, repository, or publisher; 

5. Date published; 

6. Analysis software, if required; 

7. Date accessed; 

8. URL, DOI or other persistent link; 

9. Parameters selected, if applicable

Alternately, Mark Parsons from the NCAR Library suggests this:

Author(s).  ReleaseDate. Title, Version. [editor(s)]. Archive. Locator (such as DOI). [date/time accessed]. [subset used].

More information, examples, and thoughts on citing datasets can be found here.