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Technical Reports

Author 1; Author 2; etc. Title of Report or Bulletin; Technical Report or Bulletin Number; Publisher: Place of Publication, Date; Page range.

Tschantz, B. A.; Moran, B. M. Modeling of the Hydrologic Transport of Mercury in the Upper East Fork Poplar Creek (UEFPC) Watershed; Technical Report for Lockheed Martin Energy Systems: Bethesda, MD, September 2004.

Fourth DELOS Workshop. Evaluation of Digital Libraries; Final Report to the National Science Foundation on Grant IIS-225626; Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Budapest, 2002.

Dissertations & Theses


Author. Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, Location of University, Date of Completion.


Tsien, R. Y. The Design and Use of Organic Chemical Tools in Cellular Physiology. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 1976.




Author. Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, Location of University, Date of Completion. URL (accessed YYYY-MM-DD).


Cable, M. L. Life in Extreme Environments: Lanthanide-Based Detection of Bacterial Spores and Other Sensor Design Pursuits. Ph.D. Dissertation, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2010. (accessed 2019-09-10).


Patent Owner 1; Patent Owner 2; etc. Title of Patent. Patent Number, Date.

Sheem, S. K. Low-Cost Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor. U.S. Patent 6,738,537, May 18, 2004.

Lenssen, K. C.; Jantscheff, P.; Kiedrowski, G.; Massing, U. Cationic Lipids with Serine Backbone for Transfecting Biological Molecules. Eur. Pat. Appl. 1457483, 2004.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)


Title; MSDS Number; Manufacturing Company: Location of Company, Date.

Titanium Dioxide; MSDS No. T3627; Mallinckrodt Baker: Phillipsburg, NJ, Nov 12, 2003.



Title; MSDS Number [Online]; Manufacturing Company: Location of Company, Date. URL (accessed Month Day, Year). 

Acetic Anhydride; MSDS No. A0338 [Online]; Mallinckrodt Baker: Phillipsburg, NJ, Feb 18, 2003. (accessed Nov 10, 2004). 

Software Programs & Databases

Program Title, version or edition; comments; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year.

Mathematica, version 5.1; software for technical computation; Wolfram Research: Champaign, IL 2004.

Scifinder Scholar, version 2004.2; Chemical Abstracts Service: Columbus, OH, 2004; RN 107-21-1 (accessed Dec 20, 2005).