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RMOT 191 & 192: An Introduction: Identifying Technical Reports on the Web

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Identifying Technical Reports on the Web

This brief tutorial identifies the characteristics of an online technical report found on the web, for example, when completing a Google search for:  illegal trade and wildlife.

 

 

The search result may bring up a record which links you a website like the following example:

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87336/  View the information on this page.

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2.     Look for details about this report.  These details may be located in more than one place on the page.

 

 

 

3.  The page may provide you with a citation for this report.

    

      

 

 

4. The full citation for this report is provided; however, remember to change any details needed in order

   to comply with the specific CSE style guidelines provided by your instructor.

 

 

5.  Look for an option to download or open the full text report.

   This report is made freely available by the UNT Digital Library at the University of North Texas.

 

   

     Here is the citation example:

         

         Wyler LS, Sheikh PA. 2009. International illegal trade in wildlife: threats and U.S. policy.

                Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress: Washington DC.  45 p.

 
 

 

     Summary:

     This brief tutorial identifies the characteristics of an online technical report found on the web.

   You should now have enough information to identify what type of online source this is and to cite it in your

   own research paper.