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Citing the Pew Center

An-DAn-D EnthusiastAshevilleRegistered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hello, just a quick question about citing sources. I'm using a dataset from the Pew Center for the Press on a research paper and I'm not 100% sure how I should cite it (AP style).

Any clever paper-writers on PA want to give me a hand?

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  • WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm pretty sure you'd just cite the original journal you got it from (or website, as the case may be) rather than trying to cite the actual dataset.

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  • Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User
    edited December 2008
    I'd use a combination of "Report from a Private Organization" and "Electronic Books" (from the OWL at Purdue).

    An example of the former:
    American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.
    An example of the latter:
    De Huff, E.W. Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from

    The resulting combination:
    The Pew Research Center for People and the Press. (2001, December 6). Post 9-11 attitudes. Retrieved December 8, 2008, from

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