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Going, Going, Gone: Lost Internet References

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Science  31 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5646, pp. 787-788
DOI: 10.1126/science.1088234

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    Scientific information is increasingly stored electronically and published on the World Wide Web (WWW). A raising problem is, however, internet reference degradation (1-3). Dellavalle et al. propose that original information may be requested directly from authors (1). This implies that the current address of the corresponding author is known and still active.

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