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Citing the Dictionary

Here is a print citation.

    Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures, Paul E.
Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and

Put the latest date you accessed DADS in parentheses, for instance, 2 January 2007.

Here is an HTML citation.

In <a href="http://xlinux.nist.gov/dads/">Dictionary of
Algorithms and Data Structures</a> hosted by
<a href="http://www.nist.gov/">NIST</a>.


Citing an Entry

Here is a bibtex citation for rooted tree.

@Misc{dads:rt,
author =	{Paul M. Sant},
title = 	{"rooted tree"},
howpublished = {in \emph{Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures} [online],
Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology},
month = 	 {17 December}, % ENTRY MODIFIED DATE
year = 	 {2004},
note = 	 {(accessed 19 April 2006) % LAST ACCESS DATE
}

The result should be something like this:

Sant, Paul M. rooted tree. In Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed 19 April 2006) Available from: http://xlinux.nist.gov/dads/HTML/rootedtree.html.

Citation References

These try to follow ISO 690-2 Information and documentation -- Bibliographic references -- Part 2: Electronic documents or parts thereof, upon which "How to Cite Online Documents" is based.