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Document pages describe published reports and articles. Pages either link to files uploaded on the wiki, to a off-site location, or to a Google Scholar search. Provided here are directions of creating a document page, and a list of all document pages.

Documents and the Social Contract

Review our social contract. Don't violate copyright. Provide impersonal, evidence-driven analysis. Use concise language.

How to Upload a Document?

We recommend three steps to upload a document:

  1. Create a link - Usually documents are associated with an effort page or some relevant place page.
    • A document link using standard naming will look like this: [[file:Smith et al 2010 short nickname.pdf]]
    • If you are uploading a document, you must begin the document name with "file:" and end the document with a file type, preferably ".pdf", if the document is offsite, and pointed at with a link, you don't.
    • Please read about standard names below--Name, Year, abbreviated title
  2. Follow the link to upload - save the page, and your new file link will be red, indicating no associated page. Click the link, and you will go to the upload page. Follow instructions.
  3. Add text to the description box - if you have a weak description it will be hard to find your document
    • Start a document page with the document template code: {{product}}[[category:document]]
    • List other categories: site and place categories tell "where", topic categories tell "what"; effort categories tell "why"
    • Standard Citation in bold. A great favor to future wiki users, and often includes keywords.
    • If your document is offsite, put a link pointing at the document, for example a publisher page, an agency archive, or a google scholar search.
    • Some quick bulleted notes about why you are including the document--include keywords in your narrative that someone might search for.

That's it! Now you can point to your document page using web links, and others can find and comment on your document. Please contact the moderator team if you have any questions. Your document link may remain red on the original link location until you edit and save the original page again.

Standard Names for Document Pages

Page names are standardized so they are easy to find. A main document page uses the following syntax:

Simenstad & Cordell 2000 salmonid habitat assessment pacific northwest
Odum 1988 tidal fresh vs salt marsh ecology
Gray et al 2002 salmon river habitat restoration performance

You can also create a redirect page to point at you document page using a short citation, such as:

Simenstad & Cordell 2000
Odum 1988
Gray et al 2002

Type the short citation in search, click on the "create this page" link and save with #redirect[[fulldocumentname]]

Short Citation for Multiple Documents in a Single Year?

If the same author creates two or more documents in a single year, a short citation redirect page may need to point to more than one document (for example Beamer 2014). In this case we create a new page that begins with the template {{ambiguous citation}} and then presents the potential document pages to sort out the choices.

Creating a Google Scholar Search

If the document is under copyright, and cannot be uploaded, you can insert a google scholar link, like so:

[ Google Scholar Search for Simenstad & Cordell 2000]

Just go to google scholar, type in a competent search including authors date and keywords, and then paste search query from the address window and add the wiki markup and some link text. The example above produces the following results:

Google Scholar Search for Simenstad & Cordell 2000

More Info About Uploading a Document

Uploading a document to the wiki is a good choice if there is not currently a stable web location for the document, or it otherwise may become difficult to find in the future. The content of an uploaded document page should be the same as for an off-wiki page. Follow the Upload a Document link found on any document page and follow instructions.

Documents On-Wiki (uploaded)

Cited (not uploaded)