Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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Microsoft Word IEEE style Bibliography [on hold]

I have created a word document (in Microsoft Word 2013) with a bunch of references, and then created a Bibliography at the end in IEEE style. It looks ok except that Book Titles are not in Italics, ...
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Forward-citation chasing: Is there a formal study for what I'm doing?

I'm currently writing a Master's dissertation in health economics which is looking at economic evaluations of certain interventions. I've got a database of about 400 papers, and would like to spend ...
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Is referencing another PhD dissertation or Master's thesis a reasonable practice in a Master's thesis?

Not much literature can be found on what I'm working on and it's all by the people I work with. Am I able to reference their work/text in my thesis or I should just stick to referencing material ...
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How to substantiate the claim that something is not known?

I am writing a master's thesis (in Number Theory) and there are multiple places where I need to claim that something is not yet known. Since I am not an expert (and even if I were) I would like to ...
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Can I get inspired from Patented Algorithm?

I read an algorithm that is patented, I was inspired in one part of it and applied something similar (not exact) to my algorithm (e.g one step they applied out of their 10 steps algorithm I used in my ...
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Information in my Thesis incorrectly represented in another publication

Recently I came across a publication that referenced my PhD Thesis in a literature survey. The citing is correct, however, the information that they sited is incredibly erroneous. In a table, they ...
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In-text reference (APA style) for website

How do I make an in-text citation for an information acquired from a website (If the writer and publication date is known)? Is it necessary to write out the full URL? I found APAstyle.org's ...
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how to save a word document as a pdf with hyperlinked citation [on hold]

I have just concluded writing my thesis, i used mendeley to manage cations and references. How can I save my document from doc to pdf such that when you click at a citation it takes you to the ...
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Referencing Android Documentation

I would like to reference some material from Android documentation (such as Sensor Events and Sensors Overview) into my M.Sc thesis, talking about the details of sensor services in Android. What is ...
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Which one are you more proud of? Impact factor of your paper or the number of its citation [closed]

Which one are you more proud of? Impact factor of your paper or the number of its citation
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MLA Works Cited question

In a research paper, according to MLA standards, if I cite an author on page 259 in one paragraph (Author, 259), and 3 paragraphs later cite the same author from the same book but from a different ...
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Are speeches by Heads of States academic sources? [closed]

I'm uncertain whether speeches by Heads of State or other governmental figures are academic sources? Can someone please clarify?
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In a paragraph about a paper, where do I put the citation?

I have a paragraph about a specific method used by an author and I am wondering where in that paragraph I should put my inline citation. The paragraph in question goes something like this, where ...
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Plagiarism of a co-author?

I am PhD student. My PhD advisor wrote a research paper literally copy pasting several paragraphs from a already published paper, which was written by me as main author and he is just second author. ...
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Is it unethical to cite a paper or book that you have never looked at?

Suppose I see that Book X is cited by several papers with reference to some particular Fact Y. I wish to cite Fact Y. As far as I know, Book X is the only reference for Fact Y. I have never looked ...
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Is it plagiarism/OK if I use big parts of someones literature review for the introduction section of my paper?

The questions says it all. I have an report I want to write. The level expected is slightly lower than that of a master thesis. I do need to write an introduction to the topic and there is a very ...
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How do I correctly cite the C++ standard or its drafts?

For my bachelor thesis, I have to reference a lot to the various C++ standard documents, be it the original standard or some of the working drafts. How do I cite such documents? Many of the working ...
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How to export references from Endnote web to Endnote X5?

I understand that Endnote X7 has the Sync feature to sync with the Endnote Web. But for some reason, the Sync is not working and my program is just getting stuck. So I have decided to use Endnote X5. ...
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Reuse published images

I recently wrote an invited book chapter containing figures from different of my own papers that were previously published at ACM conferences. Can I reuse them (with citations to the original papers) ...
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Citing sources and the “Right to Publicity” (USA)

Something that came up the other month, I was asked to sign a declaration that something I'd scribbled, amongst other things, didn't contain the names of any individuals: living, dead or fictional.... ...
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Is Google Scholar reliable for reporting citations?

When quoting the number of citations for each paper you have published, different sources can be used, Google Scholar, ResearcherID, Scopus. Google Scholar covers a larger range of literature. Is it ...
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Should citations be included in funding applications

I am writing a funding application for the development of a scientific technology, should I include references to back up the most important aspects of my proposal? Is there a standard procedure for ...
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How to read a research paper with too many references to previous works?

I am a CS undergrad student who is just getting started with research and reading papers. My mentor has asked me to read a few papers. While reading I noticed that every few lines there are references ...
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How to cite a google survey in an original paper?

Is it even possible to cite a google survey (designed by yourself) in an original paper? [via docs.google.com] Any explanations would be thanked! Regards.
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Using a source and being unable to cite it

I am writing my thesis, and during my work, my advisor supplied me with some confidential documents that he still has from his previous work. Part of my work is based on these documents and I am ...
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Can I quote a full paragraph which contains some other citations?

I am trying to quote a full paragraph in my PhD dissertation. The problem is that this paragraph contains some citations. What should I do? Copy the paragraph with all citations, putting the ...
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Should you include uncited papers in your CV?

Is it convenient to include in your CV papers that have not been cited at all along several years?
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Is it ok to cite my own paper, currently in review, in my own thesis?

My PhD thesis is due around October, 2015 (~6 months ahead of the time of writing this). I would like to submit a journal paper which contains substantial results from my research, mainly the reasons ...
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What are we expected to do when citing literature?

Open any research article and it is littered with citations. I’ve recently been wondering what is expected of us when citing the literature: Are we expected to cite every reference relevant to our ...
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How to properly use a picture from a US patent? [duplicate]

I'd like to put a figure from a US patent in a paper, only for reference purpose. Do I need to ask permission to do that besides simply cite it?
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How to reference a work that I refer to on multiple occasions?

If I have taken an idea or quote from somewhere I will of course reference it properly. However my question is every time I mention someone e.g 'Joe Bloggs said..." do I need to reference every time ...
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Names in my language used in publications are inconsistant. Should I worry about it?

In my language, names have different order to Western names, and they have a lot of diacritics. To make it less confused and easier to use for international work, we usually "transliterate" it to a ...
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How many and which references to own publications should be included in a research statement for post doc position?

I am composing my research statement for post doc applications in astrophysics/cosmology. I found that if I cite all the work associated with my work, then the references itself are taking around 2.5 ...
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How to formally report database literature search results?

Years ago, I seen an interesting article that made reference to database search results. The author run a few queries through PubMed and reported on the number of records. This was a neat introduction ...
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How do I get an email alert when my paper is cited?

I recently published a paper in a journal which does not offer a notification system to send email alerts when a paper is cited. The journal is a well known and has a high-impact factor in my field. ...
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How to cite titles in Latin-based languages that use many diacritics?

Diacritics, or tone marks (at least in my language), are symbols added to letters to change their sound. For example, diacritics for the letter a in my language can be ă, â, à, á, ả, ã, ạ, ắ, ẳ, etc. ...
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How to mention colleagues from work in my thesis

Right now I am writing a thesis in a Russian university on data mining to obtain bachelor degree. The thesis is related to my job field and I use an inner implementation of an algorithm to process ...
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How to cite a multi-part blog post with separate URLs for each part?

I'd like to cite a technical blog post that was published in three parts, however, the parts don't have links to each other. Should I cite them separately as if they were different articles, or is ...
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How detailed do I have to provide sources

I am currently writing my master thesis and I am extremely insecure where and when to give the sources. I tried to google for any recommendations but could not find anything that helps me. How often ...
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What is a good system for generating BibTeX reference keys?

When using a reference manager (or even when tracking references on a handwritten draft), it is common to have a key for each entry when referring to items, which the computer (or you in a final form) ...
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How to cite a book that has appeared in multiple versions/editions over the years?

I would like to cite a book that has first appeared in 1976 and has since seen three editions. Book on Google Scholar I need to cite the book in a paper I am writing that will (hopefully) be ...
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How to cite sources written in a different language than English?

Assume one wants to cite a paper written in a different language than the article citing said paper (e.g., ones own article is written in English, but the source is French). How to properly handle ...
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Is it possible to find out which author got the most citations in a specific scientific discipline?

I'm currently trying to find out which authors get the most citations in specific fields, like Astrophysics Condensed Matter High Energy Physics - Experiment ... (These are all arXiv categories) ...
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Referencing: Which one is more ideal? (cite as from cited or direct cite)?

Well, while carrying out a review of literature for drafting a proposal I found like these in some of previous works (reports). Some benefits of the “certain thing” on xyz are abc( person1, ...
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Presentation of paper in Indo-russia social meet can be used as a published? [closed]

I present a paper in INDO-RUSSIA social meet held in new delhi,india during my bachelor but it isnt published yet so can i show it as my official research work and can i publish it in journal?
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APA subsequant citation for two different studies with same first author and same year

I have a question with regards to APA in-text citations. I wanted to cite 2 studies (with 3 authors for each article) that are of the same first author and same year. I have no problem with the ...
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Do I need to request permission to cite a “personal communication” in a publication?

The title says it all I believe. Do I need to request permission from a colleague to cite their information as a "personal communication"? "Do I need to" may be a little restrictive, so I'll also ...
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How does publication month and number of citations to a paper correlate?

I am assuming that there is a correlation between a paper's publication month and the number of citations it attracts, based on the following premises (that may or may not be wrong, that's also open ...
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Should I keep all my .bib files in a single folder, or one with each .tex file?

Self-explanatory. I would be most interested to hear from researchers who have published a fair amount, decided one way or the other wasn't working for them, so switched — and why. Related advice / ...
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What contributions from your advisor must you specifically acknowledge in your dissertation?

When you're writing your dissertation, your advisor will undoubtedly make many contributions. They might suggest literature to look into or ways of tackling a problem. Many of these contributions I ...