The following DUCKDATA files are available for downloading:
ProCite Output Style
Reference Manager Database
Reference Manager Database Index
Microsoft Excel Worksheet
To download a file, click on the filename from the FTP site. Then choose save. If you use ProCite software, you can access these files within ProCite. It is advisable to copy the database, the workform and the output style to the Database, Forms, and Styles folders within your ProCite software directories. That will ensure that ProCite will be able to interact with them appropriately.
Click here to enter the FTP site: ftp://ftpext.usgs.gov/pub/er/md/laurel/Library/Duckdata/2007ftpfiles/
Descriptions of available files:
Duckdata2007.pdt is the ProCite database of 14,913 records. The file will load in either ProCite version 4 or version 5. When you open this file, ProCite will give you this message: “The database key file “Duckdata2007.pdx” is missing, OK to rebuild?” Just click OK, and the software will automatically generate the second file, the index, for the database. The ProCite database can also be opened and converted by Reference Manager 11 or earlier.
Duckdata_form.pwf, is a custom Workform created for use with Duckdata. When accessing a database employing a custom (i.e., user-created) Workform, the Workform file must be available along with the database to maintain desired record structure. Download and store Duckdata_form.pwf in the Forms folder of your ProCite software. This workform employs the following fields, and all records use the same workform:
02 Author role (enter “editor” or “compiler” or similar terms as needed)
22 Vol & page (Left empty for your use)
42 Notes (Left empty for your use)
43 Abstract (Empty, but available for later use)
Duckdata_style.pos tells ProCite how to display the fields in the workform. Inclusion of the keyword field is optional. To see examples of how citations are formatted, run a search in the Duckdata database and review the results.
DUCKDATA.rmd Reference Manager database. The same file served in Reference Manager Web Publisher on our website containing 14,913 records.
DUCKDATA.rmx Reference Manager database index. Load this file in the same folder as the one above for a complete Reference Manager database.
Duckdata.xls is an Excel spreadsheet file holding all 14,913 records. It can be used in the Excel software or imported into Access.
Duckdata_tab.txt is a tab-delimited ASCII text file that can be converted or imported by many IBM-compatible and Macintosh database management programs. Empty fields within records appear as an extra tab. The Vol & pages, Notes, and Abstract fields of each record are always empty and can be employed later as each user wishes. The only other field regularly lacking data is Author Role; not every citation requires the use of this field which identifies editor(s) or compiler(s).
For information regarding the content, status, and use of DUCKDATA, contact Ken Reinecke at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 2524 S. Frontage Rd., Suite C, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (phone 601-629-6606 or e-mail KReinecke@usgs.gov ). Users are encouraged to contribute to the database by bringing new publications or works that may have been overlooked to the attention of Reinecke. For information regarding operation of this site, contact Lynda Garrett at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Rd., Laurel, MD 20708-3040 (phone 301-497-5550 or e-mail LGarrett@usgs.gov).
Last Updated 06/27/2007
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