If you refer to a dataset in you work, you need to cite it like you would any other source. But how do you cite a dataset in IEEE referencing? Our guide below explains both in-text citations and reference list entries for datasets.\n\nCiting a Dataset in IEEE Referencing\nIEEE referencing is a number\u2013note system. This means that you number sources sequentially in the order you cite them in your work, which then determines:\n\n\n \tThe number you will cite in the main text to reference a source.\n \tThe order of sources in the reference list.\n\nTo cite a dataset in IEEE style, then, you will need to give the source number (i.e., its position in your reference list) in square brackets in the text. For instance:\nVisualization design environments are key for this process .\nHere, we\u2019re citing the third source for the reference list. For more information on citing sources in the IEEE referencing style, see our blog post on the subject.\n\nDatasets with a URL in an IEEE Reference List\nDatasets are now typically accessed online. This means you will need to include details for how you accessed the data in the reference list entry. But the exact format will depend on whether the dataset has a URL or a DOI.\nThe basic format for a dataset with a URL in IEEE referencing is:\n[#] INITIAL(S). Surname or Organization Name, Title of Dataset. (Date, Year). Distributed by Publisher\/Distributor. Accessed: date of access. [Online]. Available: URL\nNote that IEEE style does not require a period after the URL in a reference list entry. In practice, then, an entry for a dataset with a URL would look like this:\n G.R. Brakenridge, Global Active Archive of Large Flood Events. (September 2, 2019). Distributed by Dartmouth Flood Observatory, University of Colorado. Accessed: November 21, 2020. [Online]. Available: http:\/\/floodobservatory.colorado.edu\/Archives\/index.html\nFinally, don't forget to add a small hanging indent for each line after the first.\n\nDatasets with a DOI in an IEEE Reference List\nThe basic format for a dataset with a digital object identifier (DOI) is:\n[#] INITIAL(S). Surname or Organization Name, Title of Dataset. (Date, Year). Distributed by Publisher\/Distributor. doi: DOI Number.\nAs you can see here, IEEE referencing does not require a date of access for a dataset with a DOI, or a period after the DOI itself. For example:\n R. Knutti, IPC Working Group I AR5 Snapshot: The RCP85 Experiment. (September 20, 2014). Distributed by World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at KDRZ. doi: 10.1594\/WDCC\/ETHr8.\nAs above, don\u2019t forget to use a hanging indent for each line after the first.\n\nExpert IEEE Proofreading\nIf you would like an academic writing expert to check your work, including the citations, our specialist IEEE proofreaders are here to help. Why not submit a free 500-word trial document today to find out more about our services?