The NASA Astrophysics Data System: Overview

@article{Kurtz2000TheNA,
  title={The NASA Astrophysics Data System: Overview},
  author={Michael J. Kurtz and G. Eichhorn and A. Accomazzi and C. Grant and S. S. Murray and J. M. Watson},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics Supplement Series},
  year={2000},
  volume={143},
  pages={41-59}
}
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