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How do I cite the Stata software, documentation, and FAQs?

Title   Citing Stata software, documentation, and FAQs
Author Stata Technical Support
Date November 1999; updated June 2013

Citing the Stata software

The suggested citation for the Stata 13 software is

StataCorp. 2013. Stata Statistical Software: Release 13. College Station, TX: StataCorp LP.

The suggested citation for the Stata 12 software is

StataCorp. 2011. Stata Statistical Software: Release 12. College Station, TX: StataCorp LP.

The suggested citation for the Stata 11 software is

StataCorp. 2009. Stata Statistical Software: Release 11. College Station, TX: StataCorp LP.

The suggested citation for the Stata 10 software is

StataCorp. 2007. Stata Statistical Software: Release 10. College Station, TX: StataCorp LP.

The suggested citation for the Stata 9 software is

StataCorp. 2005. Stata Statistical Software: Release 9. College Station, TX: StataCorp LP.

The suggested citation for the Stata 8 software is

StataCorp. 2003. Stata Statistical Software: Release 8. College Station, TX: StataCorp LP.

Citing the Stata documentation

The suggested citation for the Stata 13 Base Reference Manual is

StataCorp. 2013. Stata 13 Base Reference Manual. College Station, TX: Stata Press.

The suggested citation for the Stata 12 Base Reference Manual is

StataCorp. 2011. Stata 12 Base Reference Manual. College Station, TX: Stata Press.

The suggested citation for the Stata 11 Base Reference Manual is

StataCorp. 2009. Stata 11 Base Reference Manual. College Station, TX: Stata Press.

Other manuals may be cited similarly.

Citing Stata FAQs

The suggested citation for any of the FAQs found here is

<Author>. <Year>. <Question in FAQ>.
Stata FAQ. Available at <URL>.

For example:

Higbee, K. 2001. How can I produce adjusted means after ANOVA?
Stata FAQ. Available at http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/statistics/adjusted-means-after-anova.
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