A searchable database of all identified publications that cite SEDAC data is now available.
Data sets and related data products and services are provided by SEDAC managed by the NASA Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) project. SEDAC is one of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), part of the ESDIS project. NASA data are freely accessible; however, when you publish these data or works based on the data, we request that you cite the data sets within the text of the publication and include a reference to them in your reference list. References to data sets, like the examples, below, should have enough detail to provide readers of your publication with the ability to obtain the data sets and conduct their own studies based on your work. (For complete provenance and understanding of specifically which parts of data were used and how, it also may be necessary to describe in detail, within the body of the publication, exactly how the data were used.) Examples of data set citations are included below.
Data developed and distributed by SEDAC:
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, United Nations Food and Agriculture Programme - FAO, and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical - CIAT. 2005. Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (GPWv3): Population Count Grid. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4639MPP. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Third-party data distributed by SEDAC:
van Donkelaar, A., R.V. Martin, M. Brauer, and B.L. Boys. 2015. Global Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), 1998-2012. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4028PFS. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Data accessed via a service or tool:
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2013. Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI) Query Service. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/entri. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, International Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRI, The World Bank, and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical - CIAT. 2011. Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, Version 1 (GRUMPv1): Urban Extents Grid (Africa). Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/grump-v1-urban-extents/maps. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Please note that a recommended citation is provided for each data set and appears on the SEDAC webpage that describes the data set. The elements contained in the recommended citation can be reorganized for compliance with a particular reference style that is specified by a publisher.
SEDAC strongly encourages its users to cite data or service usage within the reference list of a publication. In publications where that is not possible an acknowledgement is a general statement that can be used to provide credit to the NASA EOSDIS SEDAC for data, assistance, or reviews that have been provided. Please include such statements, either where the use of the data or other resource is described, or within the Acknowledgements section of the publication. Examples of acknowledgement statements are included below.
The Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, Version 2 data were developed by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University and were obtained from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4MW2F2J. Accessed on DAY MONTH YEAR.
The map of Global Roads Open Access Data Set (gROADS), v1 for Africa was downloaded from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/groads/maps/gallery/search. Accessed on DAY MONTH YEAR.
Citing Documents, Publications and Web Pages
In addition to data, a number of documents are available via the SEDAC website. Examples of how to cite those documents are listed below.
de Sherbinin, A., D. Balk, K. Yager, M. Jaiteh, F. Pozzi, C. Giri, and A. Wannebo. 2002. Social Science Applications of Remote Sensing: CIESIN Thematic Guides. Palisades, NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/binaries/web/sedac/thematic-guides/ciesin_ssars_tg.pdf.
de Sherbinin, Alex. (2003). The role of sustainability indicators as a tool for assessing territorial environmental competitiveness, International Forum for Rural Development, November 4-6, 2003, Brasilia, Brazil. http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/pdf/IFRD_adesherbinin_paper_20nov03.pdf.
Document from an online database:
An International Agreement retrieved from the ENTRI service:
Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Marine Fishing. 28 July 1962. Retrieved from: Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI); Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/entri/. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
About SEDAC. http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/about, Retrieved DAY MONTH YEAR.
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