The ACLED User Guide and ACLED Codebook provide the complete information on methodology and use of ACLED.

If using ACLED data, please cite: Raleigh, Clionadh, Andrew Linke, Havard Hegre and Joakim Karlsen. 2010. Introducing ACLED-Armed Conflict Location and Event Data. Journal of Peace Research 47(5) 1-10.