Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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How to cite when writing a paragraph in my history paper that is composed entirely of historical facts?

Since almost everything I have found is something I pulled from a source, how do I write my essay without citing basically every single line? Edit: Yes, in my paper I am arguing something which will ...
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When to refer to a paper as “seminal”

I am writing a paper that relies heavily upon some important work done 10 some years ago. The paper was well received gathering well over a 100 citations and is a must mention within my niche field. I ...
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How to subset Web of Science for Citation Analysis? [on hold]

I need to download data of a country by year. The issue is that in some cases the number of records > 10000, that makes impossible to produce the citation report. I have tried to filter my results by ...
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On citing common knowledge and giving credit to the 'right' authors

Suppose that I am reading a marketing book and, while reading a specific chapter, I find like there are 10 footnotes with most of them related to specific examples or specific numbers; in other words, ...
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Is it professional to have a “cited by” section of a personal website?

I'm not sure if there's a word or phrase for a "reverse bibliography", but that's what I'm looking to put on my website - a list of other papers that have cited my own work. The goal is to show that ...
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How closely can I follow a cited mathematical derivation in my PhD dissertation?

There is a well known result from 60 years ago that only ever has its result quoted these days. I found a 20+ year old MS thesis that had a very clear mathematical derivation of the result from first ...
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Citation for a processor instruction set?

I am writing a paper where I am talking about the SSE and AVX instruction sets. For a hardware feature like an instruction set, I am wondering how to figure out what is an appropriate citation to ...
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Unsure of Convention for In-Text Citations

I'm writing a longer paper for a course as part of a final project. The paper is on a topic we didn't cover in class and is obviously intended as a way to let me teach myself something we didn't have ...
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How to cite Andy Warhol's Marilyn

In one of the images I made to illustrate my PhD thesis, I included a "Marilyn" by Andy Warhol (image below), and I cannot find the museum/collection where the painting is exhibited. How should I cite ...
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Citing oneself in PhD application documents: Good or bad?

Some PhD applications I've gone through involved submitting a research proposal, statement of interests and/or a sample article review (e.g. of a specific, pre-determined article which has relevance ...
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Cite a paper currently under review [duplicate]

I wrote a paper a few months ago, which I submitted to a journal and is currently under review. My field is mathematics. Lately I have been thinking about a few things with a colleague and we came ...
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Citing medium of access for a book in MLA

I'm trying to write an essay with the following MLA citation in the bibliography: Hoffman, Conrad. In the Prison Camps of Germany: A Narrative of "Y" Service among Prisoners of War. New York: ...
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Should I add references to a conference poster [duplicate]

I read the "Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation" article by Thomas C. Erren and Philip E. Bourne. It gives me the general idea of how to prepare a poster. However, I wonder whether I ...
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Should I include derivations elaborated in other's paper in my paper's appendix?

I used results from derivations of a theoretical physics paper in my paper. Is is appropriate for me to include the derivations with a few adaption specific to my work with citations like: 'most of ...
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How do I reference something I've referred to, but not directly quoted. Or do I? [closed]

I'm writing a report and I've used a website for some of my research. I haven't directly quoted anything from the website but you can tell that's where I got my information from if you know what I ...
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Is it standard practice to make sure that multiple, numbered citations occuring together are ordered?

If including multiple, numbered citations together, is it standard practice^ to order them correctly? For example, one might see Several studies [1,3,5] show that quantity X is relevant to Y. Or ...
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Do statements giving background about a problem require proper citation?

Say I am starting a paper, with the purpose of showing my work to some professors internally at my department for some high-level feedback - with no plans for it to be published at the moment, but ...
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Mixing primary and secondary references

Suppose paper 1 establishes that roses are red, and cites paper 2 for the statement that violets are blue. Apart from the blueness of violets, no other results from paper 2 are relevant for paper 1, ...
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Citation policies: original papers or recent monographs?

When referencing previous results, should one cite the original paper(s) or a recent comprehensive monograph? Specifically, in my area of interest (a relatively recent branch of mathematics), ...
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Why do we put names first in bibliographies?

While adding references to a .bib file the other day I found myself putting the title field first as it provided more information about the citations than the author names. After some thought, I ...
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Is citation required when answering/giving own opinion on case study questions?

If I am reading and analyzing a particular case study and then answering its questions, if I am just giving my opinion or a solution, should I 'cite' it? For example, if we are talking about branding ...
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APA citation of a published interview

I am strugging to find a consistent answer on how to correctly reference a chapter in a book, that is an interview. (The book in question is avaliable as PDF here) The book is edited by two authors ...
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ACS Style image citation

I'm trying to cite an online image that I am using for a chemical literacy review. It is required to use ACS style, but the style guide makes no mention of images per se. I therefore tried to cite it ...
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Should I cite while summarizing case studies? If yes, how to read the numerical system?

I have to summarize a large case study and present it in a Powerpoint presentation for class. The case itself is a Harvard Business case and its information is built upon citations and references. ...
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MHRA: citing texts from foreign language - original in footnotes?

I often insert quotes from foreign languages in my undergraduate essays. I translate them in English in the main text, but do I have to put the original text in the footnotes? It will make them long ...
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Should I Cite Logos?

I've read in the law that logos are protected by the United States Trademark law, not laws of copyright. Essentially this means that you have immediate permission to use a logo that doesn't belong to ...
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Using an author's citations in a peer reviewed articles

I'm reading this peer-review article which I'm certainly going to use as a source for my paper. The article is written by Robert E. Denton. Now, in this Denton article, Denton quotes an excerpt from ...
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Should I cite a statement as coming from in journal article or from the related PhD thesis?

I frequently come across PhD dissertations that have spawned multiple journal papers, either while the author was working towards their Ph.D. or after completion. My field is not one with "stapler" ...
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Find article link by bibtex citation key

I have a list of citation keys (entry names in bib file) but I don't have the name of article. How can I find the article link? For example, according to bib file of this article, the citation key is ...
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Citation signals in numbered references

I'm reformatting a manuscript from author-date referencing to Nature's (superscript) numbered referencing. How can I include citation signals such as 'e.g.,' or 'see'? For example, how should I ...
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How do I cite a webpage with no author but a possible corporate author?

In Harvard style, for links such as: http://corporate.wwe.com/news/2002/wwe-corporate-world-wrestling-federation-entertainment-drops-the-f, since there's no clear author, I am usually citing it as ...
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When publication A cites B, should I cite A or B? [duplicate]

Let's say publication A has a nice overview of a topic and cites B and C sources to back up a few important points. Should I cite A, since it provided me with B and C? Or do I have a responsibility to ...
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Citing newspaper articles (primary vs secondary? no references)

I have come across a few infamous newspaper articles and I'd like to cite them to support some of my ideas and to take a few thoughts from them. However, I cannot seem to distinguish whether such ...
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Is strict adherence to a citation format really necessary in actual research?

In high school and college I remember whenever doing some research for a class, my English teacher then will look at the citation at the end and use a red pen to mark out any place where MLA format is ...
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Should I include that someone cited my dissertation as part of their master's?

In my CV is it appropriate to include a master's thesis that cited my dissertation? If so how would you include this in a CV and how would you title it. I am excited to include that someone ...
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Is it ethical/ correct to cite a confidential document/ paper (under NDA)?

Each paper should be able to provide enough evidence that its claims are correct. Nowadays, where the number of joint industry-university projects grows exponentially, many confidential documents ...
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Someone referenced my work in a journal paper using my first name only, do I contact them or the journal it was published in?

Someone referenced my work in a journal paper but they did not cite it the right way. They only included my first name, my supervisor's first name, the name of the paper and the date. They did not ...
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How can I find out how often my publications have been cited?

Is there a special database somewhere where you can see how often other scholars have cited you or your publications in their scholarly works? My professor is always saying, "No one has cited me on ...
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Is it ok to write a follow-up paper for a paper which has been accepted but not available online yet?

My field is image processing and computer vision. I wrote a paper and presented it in a conference in November 2015. The paper is yet to be available in IEEE Xplore. Now, I've written a follow-up ...
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Citing old or new papers of same work?

Often researchers publish their work incrementally. Abstractly speaking, let's say, in 2010 the researcher publishes version 1.0 of his algorithm/system/framework. Two years later, he publishes an ...
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How common is it for researchers in mathematics to have 1000 citations or more? [closed]

How often is it to have 1000 citations or more in mathematics? Can I find such researchers in a databases?
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Citing own image based on others work

Let's say I create an image which illustrates the ideas of others as part of a paper I write for university class work (so it's not about anything I want to publish). A simple example: Foo Bar says ...
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Cite something I overheard as personal communation

A couple of years ago, I was at a conference and there was the typical Q&A after someone gave a talk. I can't even remember what is was about, however in the audience was one of the big-shot ...
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Shortened IEEE citation?

I am writing an IEEE conference paper (IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals) and I sometimes see that shortened version of citations are used, without the title of paper. For example, something like ...
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Should I cite a paper for its literature review?

Let's say I'm writing a report about sociological consideration of Aurora borealis in hipster communities. I want to support the value of my paper by showing that the way in which people consider ...
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How do I refer to a picture I added in my essay?

I'm trying to write an essay about the elements and principles of design in Michelangelo's Pieta. The essay must be in MLA format and I need to include a picture to visualize a central point I'm ...
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I can't access a reference of an article I am reviewing: what shall I do?

From time to time, I cannot access a reference of an article that I am reviewing, either because my university did not subscribe to some journals (and I failed to find it myself on sci-hub, Google, ...
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Do we have a citation ethics in science?

Citations matter! Everybody knows this and Google Scholar (or Publish or Perish) shows it. Over the last years, I met people with different citation "ethics": Supervisors and professors require ...
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Citing an author who changed his name

I am writing a homework at the moment. One of the authors I cite, changed his name from A... to B... due to marriage (I know him personally). In the Bibliography I clearly should use the name given ...
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How to use Microsoft Word for formatting references according to ACM (and others) guidelines

It is commonly known that using LaTeX is the best option for formatting a scientific paper (including references). I know. But recent versions of Microsoft Word use a quite interesting reference ...