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I am moving alot of appendix material to an attached CD with my report. I was wondering if there was a right or wrong way to reference to CD content.

In this case how can this be accomplished? Would you just cite to a reference which points to the CD?

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Did you consider attaching the files to the PDF instead of shipping a CD? – Marco May 29 '12 at 9:48
@Marco, i have already done this, but in my faculty we have guidelines for attachments filling more than 10pages, which all my documents do. – JavaCake May 29 '12 at 9:52
I am not talking about printing the contents of your files into the chapter “Appendix”, I mean to embed binary files (eg. PDFs) into the main document, see Is there some way to embed LaTeX source code in a PDF file? – Marco May 29 '12 at 10:09
I'm not clear on whether your question is about bibliographies and citations or, instead, about creating cross-references to "objects" (tables, figures, whole sections and chapters) found in an external document. If it's the latter, you could look into using the xr package, which lets you create cross-references to items in an external (la)tex document. – Mico May 29 '12 at 10:22
@Marco, they are already attached in my appendix with the method you linked to, which i have to avoid in this case. Im more interested in the correct method to reference to a CD based appendix. Would you just use a @manual template and reference to this? Perhaps im making a way too big deal out of this, and most likely could go with simple reference that points to the filename on the CD. – JavaCake May 29 '12 at 10:39
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To cite a (music?) compact disc using BibTeX, you could use the @misc entry type (required fields: none; optional fields: author, title, howpublished, month, year, note). If you're willing and able to use the newer biblatex system, you could use the @audio or (more specifically) the @music entry types.

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