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I am a little confused, as to what is best way to cite a reference in the internet?

I was trying to find if I could find any additional information about the reference.

Here is the reference, I intend to put:

URL : http://www.ross.net/crc/download/crc_v3.txt 
Author : Ross Williams 
Title : A PAINLESS GUIDE TO CRC ERROR DETECTION ALGORITHMS
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It is important to provide a minimal examples. The correct entry type/key depends on the bibliography style. –  Marco Daniel Oct 1 '11 at 10:47
    
I am sorry for not providing one. I am using biblatex package. It was more of a query, what additional information that I need to enter while entering a URL entry. If I am giving a reference to a conf.paper or a book, I would enter author, ISBN, publisher etc.. –  www.sapnaedu.in Oct 1 '11 at 11:06
    
I added the tag biblatex. Now it is more clear. –  Marco Daniel Oct 1 '11 at 11:09
    
Additional Info: I guess Author, Title and URL are ok. At my university it’s recommended to add the date, when the URL was last checked (in biblatex via urldate; I added this to my answer). –  Tobi Oct 2 '11 at 12:11

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I’d use @ONLINE or @MISC. If you’re using biblatex every entry type can handle an URL and urldate (if given as YYYY-MM-DD even with auto formatting).

Example

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@ONLINE {key,
    url= {http://www.ross.net/crc/download/crc_v3.txt},
    urldate = {2011-10-02},
    author = {Ross Williams},
    title = {A PAINLESS GUIDE TO CRC ERROR DETECTION ALGORITHMS}
}
\end{filecontents}
\documentclass[english]{scrartcl}

\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{biblatex}
\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}
\nocite{*}
\printbibliography
\end{document}

result

PS: Are sure that you like the title in all capital letters? ;-)

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The correct way is to use DeclareFieldFormat{title} to set capital letters. –  Marco Daniel Oct 1 '11 at 10:57
    
Well, it was mentioned in the internet this way. I would not prefer in all capital letters though –  www.sapnaedu.in Oct 1 '11 at 10:57
    
@Kiran: So you just copied the title in capital letters? I’d type all titles with normal lower/uppercase letters and if desired one can change it as Marco mentioned. –  Tobi Oct 1 '11 at 11:09
    
Thanks, I had this understanding that I cannot change the title of the reference and even the case of the characters. Its clear now.. :) –  www.sapnaedu.in Oct 1 '11 at 11:17
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@KiranChandrashekhar The title format is generally used to set titles in quotes or italics. Changes to casing can be made via the format titlecase. More details can be found in this question. –  Audrey Oct 1 '11 at 18:17

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