The sloan digital sky survey quasar survey: Quasar luminosity function from data release 3

@article{Richards2006TheSD,
  title={The sloan digital sky survey quasar survey: Quasar luminosity function from data release 3},
  author={Gordon T. Richards and Michael A. Strauss and Xiaohui Fan and Patrick B. Hall and Sebastian Jester and Donald P. Schneider and Daniel E. vanden Berk and Chris Stoughton and Scott F. Anderson and Robert J. Brunner and Jim Gray and James E. Gunn and Željko Ivezi{\'c} and Margaret K. Kirkland and Gillian R. Knapp and J Loveday and Avery Meiksin and Adrian Pope and Alexander S. Szalay and Anirudda R. Thakar and Brian Yanny and Donald G. York and et. al. and for the Star Collaboration},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={131},
  pages={2766-2787}
}
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