Questions related to the structure, building and typesetting of a bibliography comes under this tag. Bibliography is an organized listing of books or a systematic, detailed description of books as physical objects.

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Comma before end quote in bibliography

Why is it correct to use comma after paper title and before end quote? For example: [X] A. Author, "Paper title ," Journal, vol. X, no. XX, pp. XXX-XXX, Year XXXX. It seems natural to use it after ...
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How do you deal with many many authors for many sections and equally many subsections in a collection?

I have found one source which is a collection which contains several hundreds of subsections with easily 100 authors I presume. It's a textbook on synthetic material. The bean counter I am, I ...
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Is there a way to get a complete name bibliography from Scopus? How can I set my scrape, in that case?

I need a complete name bibliography from a search but I'm only allowed to have the surname and then the names'initals. Is there a way to get them?
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Style guides on structured/ordered bibliography?

Edit: The best guideline I have found so far is the Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed, section 14.58 "DIVIDING A BIBLIOGRAPHY INTO SECTIONS" (I have boldfaced the part which best answers my question): ...
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Need help distinguishing between a primary and secondary source

I am trying to figure out if the following article is a primary or secondary source. http://genome.cshlp.org/content/20/5/547.full.pdf I'm leaning towards secondary but here are my cases for both. ...
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What is a fast way to get the reference in a specific style?

For example, if I want to get the reference in APA, what web resources provide this style? I found a way through Refworks, but it requires several steps. Is there a faster way?
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To cite an organisation correctly in IEEE style

My tex based on Espanta's answer @techreport{AAMI, title = {Recommended Practice for Testing and Reporting Performance Results of Ventricular Arrhythmia Detection Algorithms}, institution = ...
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Is there an open source tool for producing bibtex entries from paper PDFs?

In the desktop application for Mendeley, it's possible to import a PDF and have the bibliographic data automatically extracted (or perhaps looked up, I'm not sure). This feature is more or less ...
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Should I cite Conference Papers to acknowledge usage of tools?

I've found that a few tools uses in scientific research, request that if you use them, you add the paper they were discussed in to your bibliography. For example: Theano requests you cite: ...
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Citing full names of authors

Different journals have different standards regarding author names - some mention only the first name (i.e. "William Webb"), some mention also an initial of the middle name ("William A. Webb"), some ...
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Should one provide a reference list and a bibliography in an academic paper?

I was wondering whether it is good practice to present a reference list (works one actually cites) as well as a bibliography (additional literature that has been used but that is not referred to). Is ...
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Using BibTeX when submitting an article

Some journals have their own bibliography styles (bst) for BibTeX. If a journal does not have its own bibliography style, am I supposed to include the content of the bbl-file into the tex-file I ...
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Statement of Purpose length and bibliography

If the desired length of a SOP is 1.5-2 pages, is it okay to have an extra page for bibliography? (so that I cite books/papers in the formal way) Clarification: I mean 2 pages of text, plus 1 page of ...
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What is the volume of this article in a journal?

I have this line about the article: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2007, 6:16 doi:10.1186/1475-925X-6-16 I think the volume is 6. Then what is 16? How should you correctly cite the Bibliography in ...
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Conference Title - shall abbreviation and year be listed uniformly?

I'm just had a look at my citations and they are in an aweful state. Most conference papers that I imported into my citation manager have different styles, e.g.: IEEEE Conference on Emerging Txxx ...
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“Soft” ways to contribute to the research community in a new and growing field

I am doing my PhD research in a new multidisciplinary field within Computer Science. It is new in the sense that there are still no tools/implementations publicly available and several workshops ...
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How to write a good PhD literature review?

I am at the early stage of my PhD and yet I am writing what looks like a literature review. I will use the word "Bibliography" for "literature review" or "the chapter that describes the state of the ...
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Should I cite author names as they appear in the journal or as I know them to be complete?

Since I've been using Mendeley to manage and extract metadata from my PDFs, I've come to notice that authors are sometimes denoted with all their initials and sometimes with just one. I assume this ...
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How to survey recommended course readings?

I am interested in analysing the selection and distribution of course readings given to students of middle eastern studies in universities internationally. By course readings I am referring to ...
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Find out author’s name in foreign writing system (Chinese, etc.)

I have some literature written by Chinese authors who I would like to attribute in my bibliography with their names in Chinese characters (汉字). The problem is that, as the literature itself is not in ...
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How to tackle the bibliographic work as an entering PhD student?

I'll be starting my PhD in the next fall. I already looked over the internet for advice for a beginner, even read two books on the subjects. Still, there is one point I haven't seen discussed as I ...
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Good, neutral source for ISBN linking? (on citing books)

In my bibliography, I want to link the ISBN number to an actual website. My question is: which website is recommended to be used? Is there some 'neutral' source that I can expect to be still ...
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Grey literature, point it out as such in the bibliography?

For my project I rely on several sources of information including such that is not peer reviewed (conference proceedings, industry reports, master thesis, interviews). I wonder if I should mark them ...
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DOI for russian journal Tekhnicheskaya Kibernetika

(Not sure if this is the right SX site, but math.sx seemed to have no questions concerning DOIs.) Everything I cite in my thesis has a DOI or URL (I think that's important), but I'm citing an article ...
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How is an online article referenced if there is no obvious author?

The referencing style I am using for online newspaper articles is thus: Karlsen, T.-K. (2013) For scouts, the South American youth tournament is hard slog, not high life. Guardian [Online] 28 ...
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How to cite a “product”?

This question is closely related to How to cite a website URL? but more concrete. I'm currently writing my master thesis. In the section "related work" I give an overview which also includes concrete ...
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Ordering of 'van'-names in a bibliography

How would names with 'van', written in the Dutch style - e.g. van Beukering, J., be ordered in a bibliography? Do we count the 'van' element so that e.g. van Beukering, J. would be some point after ...
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Should the distinction between bibliography and reference be maintained when writing a paper?

There is a small difference between a bibliography and a reference: the former includes all works consulted and the latter only those that are cited in the paper. Should we maintain this technical ...
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How do I recognise a peer-reviewed journal article?

I have lots of research papers, but can I tell which of them are peer-reviewed. Also, on Google Scholar, is there any way of finding only peer-reviewed articles?
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What is the proper way to cite the usage of an API?

For a grant I am writing, I need to describe how I mined data from social media sites. I collected data from sites such as Twitter using each site's API and a Python wrapper. In writing my methods, I ...
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What is the best way of keeping track of academic readings and persons?

I have started a brand new research from start of the year. I would like to know what are the easiest way of keeping track of the academic papers, journals and authors. I use sites like Google ...
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If I am building on results of my earlier works, do I have to include them in my bibliography?

In my master's thesis I am building on two earlier works of myself. -> One is a study project I've done together with two fellow students, -> the other one is an assignment I did on my own. If I'm ...
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Free, open-source substitutes for Mendeley?

Mendeley is (mainly) a proprietary social network to share basic citation data and research papers. see also Are there any free and open source substitutes for this service? A technical ...
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Web application for managing a library of papers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping track of bibliography references for an entire research group Is there a web application which can help the researchers at my group collaboratively manage a ...
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How do I reference a constitution?

I want to reference the constitution of Montenegro in an essay. I have set it in the text as (ME Const. 2§4) etc., but how do I reference it fully, at the end of my essay, in a bibliography?
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Why is it unusual to add a date to scientific papers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the date left out of some academic papers? A scientific paper usually begins with a title, a list of authors with contact information and affiliation, and an ...
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Are there any universal rules for bibliographic references recognised all over the world?

There seem to exist many bibliographic reference styles and many universities have their own guidelines too. I wonder, whether there exist any universal guidelines for formatting bibliographic ...
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How do I use/add first name (or forename) in citation?

I like to use first names (or forename) to cite the work of others. It has become even more relevent when I found that somebody working in my field shares my initial and surname. However, this is not ...
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Is use of multiple bibliographies, especially with annotations, in a thesis, accepted?

As I am reviewing sources for my thesis, I am citing my sources in an (APA style) annotated bibliography (as required). However, I am also finding some excellent points from other sources that are ...
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Why are some sources cited twice in a bibliography, once with DOI and once with arXiv?

Just to clarify what I mean, I have seen some review articles that have bibliography items like this: Bloggs, J., "The Paper that has Been Written", The Journal Title, Series Number, page number(s), ...
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Identifying new references when appending to existing reference list

I am building a database from several online sources like Engineering Village. Everyday I am searching different/close/related keywords that pertains to my research topic. Then, I am (everyday) ...
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Batch editing references

I imported many pdf articles into Mendeley but saw that Mendeley did not capture all the fields correctly. So, I needed to change them manually. It would be a tedious job to do so with many documents. ...
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On citing “common knowledge” statements

I am an undergraduate student with no experience at all. If you are writing a research paper, that you are planning to submit for publication, how do you state that a particular statement/fact is ...
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Getting DOI from title

Is there a way to get the DOI(Document Object Identifier) of a research paper when its title is available? I am preparing a reference database I could not get the url of all the references. So, I ...
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Translating/Transliterating foreign bibliography references

Let's say I want to cite a Russian text in my own paper which is written in English. Should I: reference it as is, in the original Cyrillic alphabet, although the readers won't be able even to ...
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Why is the city of publication important in most bibliography format?

Most bibliography formats require the city of publication for books. Why? In this digital era, ISBN would be way more important. But even before the digitalization of everything, why was the city of ...
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Can I cite a URL only instead of author, title, etc. in a research paper?

When writing a thesis, is it acceptable practice to cite only the URL of referenced research papers where they are published electronically? Or is it compulsory to give proper authors, title, year of ...
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Tool to manage and/or make available a list of my publications on the web?

This some kind of follow up question to How to prevent plagiarism of my papers?, since I've been clearly convinced that it was in my best interest to put my own papers on my webpage. Now, since I ...
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How should multiple Harvard references with same first author but different coauthors be made?

This question was written by a friend of mine. I'm helping them by posting it here, with permission. How should I use the name-year referencing system (loosely speaking, the Harvard system) in such ...
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Is it worth to switch from Bibsonomy to Mendeley?

What are the advantages of Mendeley over Bibsonomy? Is it easy to migrate from Bibsonomy to Mendeley? Does Mendeley offer equally powerful bibliography exportation? In detail, the following ...