Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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How to find credible sources for a general reference?

I am currently writing a paper in which I have many topics to describe. It would not be productive to read and cite papers or even books on the topics because I just have to describe them very briefly ...
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Is there a difference between “forthcoming” and “in press”?

Once a paper of mine has definitively been accepted for publication, I typically list it on my CV and in citations as "forthcoming". Other people seem to use "in press" for the same category, and an ...
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How to Cite With Inconsistent Use of Initials [duplicate]

There is a paper I want to cite where, on the title page of the article, the authors names appear without any middle initials (i.e., one of the authors is Mark Smith). However, this one author ...
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What address to put in bibliography for Springer (and others)?

Some publishers like Springer appear variously with different addresses. Sometimes (in the case of Springer) it's "Berlin, Heidelberg", sometimes it's "Heidelberg, New York", or even "Berlin, ...
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Convention for excerpting from the middle of a paragraph in another work?

A project of mine involves meticulously tracing the source material for a work of literature constructed from an author's unpublished notes. I have established a system for referencing the notes ...
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Should you cite somebody's Transfer Report? (Confirmation Report)

Context: At UK universities at least, before progressing from the first year of your PhD (or transferring from an MPhil to a PhD), it is required to write a fairly substantial report detailing the ...
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How to cite multiple sections of book using IEEE Citation Style

I'm currently writing my bachelor thesis in computer science and use the IEEE Citation Style with LaTeX. There already exists a good BibTeX style file. However this question is not about the style ...
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Export Google Scholar Library

In the My Library of Google Scholar, is there a way to export all of the citations, whether to BibTex or something similar?
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Must I reference resources for definitions I express with my own words?

I am writing a master thesis. When must I cite a resource I used ? Most of the time, I read a definition in a given book and express it in my own words: must I mention the book in question for this ...
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Why does the APA style call it 'the footnotes page' even though the notes are not placed at the bottom of pages?

The APA style recommends the use of either footnotes or endnotes. The term 'endnotes' means notes are placed in a separate page in the back matter. The term 'footnotes' means notes are placed at ...
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Is it common to put a quote from interviews in the epigraph page of a thesis as long as research ethics are not violated?

I want to put something that one of my participants said in the epigraph page of my thesis, but I have seen researchers mostly quoting authors. Is it common to put a quote from interviews in the ...
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Can I make notes for the appendices even though they are placed after the 'Notes' page in APA?

The APA style recommends that the appendices be placed at the end of the paper, which means that the Notes page is placed before them. Can I make notes for the appendices even though they are placed ...
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Should I use 'dialogue tags' or 'name:' when citing an excerpt from an interview as a block quote in APA?

I want to quote a long excerpt, that is a block quote, from an interview in APA, but confused how to present it. Should I present it in the 'name:' form? Such as: The interviewer: How can you ...
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How should I handle titles of sources in foreign languages in APA?

How should I handle titles of sources in foreign languages in APA? For example, the title of the source is in Arabic.
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Is there a proper format to cite open source software? [duplicate]

In my research I used a lot python libraries that I need to cite, I wonder if there is an accepted format for citing open-source software? Do I just put them together with all other references? Do I ...
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Requirement to cite recent literature

Recently I submitted my first paper to a philosophy journal and got a rejection. This is of course nothing unusual, but as someone with a STEM background, I was surprised by the reason for the ...
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How are citations used to fairly compare researchers: fewer publications and fewer co-authors versus more publications with many co-authors

As a recently graduated researcher in the field of physics, I am in the early stages of establishing my scientific career, which involves being hired by senior researchers and professors. Much of the ...
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How do we properly include and cite a set of equations from another paper?

When writing a paper which applies some known method to a new problem, for completeness we may need to summarize that method, probably as a section on its own. In the paper where it was first ...
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Why do some papers not have a DOI?

When I cite papers online, especially in Wikipedia pages, it is very convenient to use their DOI. However, some papers which I would like to cite (like this and that) have no DOI. Or at least, I ...
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Should I cite sources about a technology description?

I want to add some description of a technology (Node.js = server-side JavaScript) in my thesis. The description is about what exactly this technology is, how it works, what it can do etc. I want to ...
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Citing a 'co-student's Bachelor's thesis

I am currently in the process of writing my bachelor's thesis. Another student is working on largely the same subject as I am, with a slightly different focus. Is it acceptable for me to reference his ...
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Get citation relations from a given collection of papers [duplicate]

I have a pretty big collection of papers (as bibtex records) for which I'd like to add citation relations, i.e. a collection of cites(a,b) where a and b are two keys identifying the citing and cited ...
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Do the author's name and/or affiliation affect the visibility of a paper?

Suppose two papers were published by fledgling researchers, perhaps PhD students, who are yet unknown in their field. One is Asian, has a surname which is long and difficult to pronounce, and perhaps ...
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How do I cite ebooks without page numbers? [duplicate]

I am directly quoting a sentence from an ebook. Thus, I want to add the page numbering to its citation. However, different to the print version, which I do not have, this ebook (Amazon Kindle version) ...
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Research paper - translated plagiarism?

I'm writing a research paper in my native language, Serbian, on a specific electrical engineering and applied mathematics topic. Moreover, there are two published papers in English that hold much of ...
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Is it a good idea to cite paper from publisher listed in Beall's list

While writing the literature review for my paper, I find another paper which is closely related to my research. Unfortunately, the paper's publisher is listed in Beall's List ...
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APA style on bulleted lists

I am making a bulleted list of questions that I am going to ask in my unit. I am providing the answers next to the question. Right now, I have the answers in Parentheses and they are italicized. Is ...
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Where to add citation when having several paragraphs from the same source(s)?

So, if I have three paragraphs, inspired and even having copied sections from the same source, do I add citation at the end of each paragraph or at the end of the third or where else?
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How to discourage irrelevant self-citation?

I once reviewed a manuscript whose authors cited many of their own published papers, which were not relevant to the subject of the manuscript. This kind of practice is evidently frowned upon by the ...
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How to cite a lab manual?

While looking for information on how to perform a particular basic lab technique, I found the lab manual from another university's undergraduate lab course. This lab manual illustrates the technique ...
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Is it proper to cite something when using it just as an example?

In academic writing, is it proper to cite something to provide it as an example of something else? For instance, we have lines like this in a number of our papers: Many research endeavors, ...
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Should I include a bibliographical entry in the Works Cited pages for works I just mention? [duplicate]

Should I include a bibliographical entry in the Works Cited pages for works I just mention? For example, if I mention the work of an author by title just as an example without quoting from it, should ...
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Which are the criteria I have to follow to choose a citation style for my book?

Suppose I have to write a book, how can I decide which citation style choose? I know that the most used are APA, MLA, ISO 690 but I don't understand what is the difference and which one is most used ...
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Citing different web pages by the same author in APA

I have been looking through the APA handbook and I can't seem to find a binding advise on this. I have a couple of web pages in my reference list by the same author (a company), all without a date: ...
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Why do we cite books with publisher and city? [duplicate]

Or just city in some formats? I mean, I could maybe guess why it was marginally helpful a century ago, but why now? What use is it for my reader to know that a book I'm citing was published in Berlin, ...
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Referencing others' ideas in introductions and conclusions?

Should citations be used in introductions and conclusions if they just introduce and summarize the body of the essay where all others' ideas are referenced in details? Ideas that are not discussed ...
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Secondary citation MS Word 2013 (APA Style)

I can't believe I can't find an answer in Google for this. I need to insert a secondary citation like this AuthorX 2013 (as quoted in AuthorY, 2010) The closest answer I could find was editing ...
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How to get cited and how to boost the impact of one's work?

Six years ago while I was working in a company outside academia, I had been involved in improving a process which was hot in academia. I have developed a new method which, among other notable ...
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Citing terse works, or wordy comprehensible works?

I am in a position where I am writing both more professional articles, and supplementary articles to undergraduates. The supplementary works is meant to prepare the students for the graduate courses. ...
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Is it common to cite the numbers of results a search engine yields as evidence for the prevalence of something online?

Is it common in academia to include the number of results a Google search on a keyword yields as an evidence for the prevalence of something online? I'm not intending to base my research paper on ...
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Is it worthless to cite a paper as X et al. when X is not first author but performed the work?

This question is perhaps a particular case of this one. I still feel it deserves to live standalone. I am sure that a published paper with 4 authors--A, B, C, and X--was almost entirely produced by ...
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How to properly cite Stack Exchange Questions/Answers in Theses/Dissertations/Publications [duplicate]

I've gotten the impression that generally people think that giving proper credit to those who answer questions on Stack Exchange communities is the ethical thing to do, which I agree with. The issue ...
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Citing an accepted but not yet published paper

Do math journals consider a paper in which most of the content referred to another accepted but not yet published paper? In a case in which this is allowed, do one need to give a copy of the accepted ...
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How to cite the original source of an algorithm and a secondary source that provides a clearer description of the algorithm?

I had a situation where for a particular algorithm, it first shows up in a paper [1]. This makes [1] a primary source. I found [1] a bit hard reading when it came to describing the implementation and ...
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In citations, how to find out if it's a compound name?

I have a paper that I want to cite in my own work, in the form "J. Wayne" (for John Wayne) in the bibliography part of the paper and Wayne in the body of the paper. The full name of the author ...
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What guidelines exist for volume of evidence in an undergraduate business assignment?

When teaching undergraduate students, I find freshmen students to be mostly unaware with the idea of including evidence to support the author's opinion. That is, they write something like: Leaders ...
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How to cite musical score in Turabian given the following options?

I am trying to cite a hard copy of a musical score, using Microsoft Word's References feature. Word gives me several options. I have narrowed it down to a few but none of them explicitly say "Musical ...
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MLA in-text citation of documents written by an organization, like UNESCO?

Please, how should I write an MLA in-text citation of a UNESCO document? The document in question is the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. I am using the PDF version. The Document has no author. The ...
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Copy pasting sentences from abstracts of other papers for describing related work

This topic has already been described to some extent, e.g. here: Is verbatim copying text with citation considered plagiarism? But I do no think that it has been completely discussed, especially in ...
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How should I reference my Github repository with materials for my paper?

I am writing a paper describing some of the research I have done. As part of my work I have developed an open-source library and made it available on Github. How should I link to it? Should I cite ...