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1.1 - What is the ADS?
This service provides access to three databases containing more than 8 million abstracts: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics and Geophysics, and the arXiv.org preprints in Astronomy. Users can use one of the available query forms to submit queries by author, object name, date range, words in the title, and words in the abstract text. The resulting list of bibliographic records is ranked by how closely each record matched the query. From this list, users can obtain on a record by record basis all the information available about a particular bibliographic entry (including the bibliographic code, title, authors, author affiliations, journal reference, publication date, category, comments, origin, keywords, and abstract text when available).
1.1.1 - Use of the ADS
Terms and Conditions for Use of the NASA Astrophysics Data System
Use of the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) services implies that the User has read and agrees to the following terms and conditions:
If you wish to acknowledge the services provided by the ADS in a publication, kindly use a phrase such as the following:
The ADS respects the privacy of its users. The following describes our policy.
188.8.131.52 - Server Logs
As you travel through the ADS web site, our server logs the following information about your session on the site:
184.108.40.206 - Cookies
Additionally, cookies offer a mechanism allowing us to track the sequence of documents that a particular user retrieves from our site, without having any knowledge of the user's identity, and without requiring any form of user ID or password assignment. Again, this information is being collected only for the purpose of providing better service to our users. This permits, for instance, the creation of the "Also-read" article links, allowing users to see articles which were also read by people who read a given article.
220.127.116.11 - Future Changes
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