Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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Vancouver style citation and multiple sentences

I use numbered citation style in my research paper. How should I use citation when i have multiple sentences from the same source? E.g. for one sentence it's easy: My apple is red (1). For many ...
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Harvard citation of original journals but accessed online?

I want to cite an idea found in a journal accessed via the web and uploaded as a PDF file (or whatever mean). When I want to reference it at the end of my paper, should I cite it as if I've read the ...
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What does being acknowledged in a medical journal imply?

Comments on another question pointed out that many medical journals require "written consent of any cited individual(s) noted in acknowledgments or personal communications". I find this requirement ...
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How would I cite the US Constitution in Harvard style?

How would I go about citing the US constitution (specifically the 1st Amendment) using the Harvard style? I'd like to add it using Mendeley, but just plain text would be fine. If someone could let ...
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Refusing to cite paywalled papers

I wonder how reviewers would react if authors of a submitted paper refuse to cite paywalled papers. Is it a valid reason to refuse citing some papers? I am mostly interested in the field of computer ...
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Are there any metrics considering how heavily cited a paper is within another paper?

There are of course, a plethora of citation metrics. Are there any that consider how heavily cited a paper is within the papers that cite it? Let's consider paper X. One paper may casually cite ...
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Identical APA-style In-text citations

I am working on a paper in which I cite two resources from an online reference work with no author: Ransomware. (2016). Malware Protection Center. Retrieved from ...
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How to find the number of citations for each version of an arXiv article?

I wonder how to to find the number of citations for each version of an arXiv article. (E.g., given an arXiv article, 100 citations with no version, 31 citations for version 1, 56 citations for version ...
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Fair use and copyrighted materials explicitly stating not to use

I am currently sourcing some ideas from a few books (through Google Books) and I sometimes stumble upon introductory messages from the authors/editors of these books saying something like: "All ...
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Google Books fair use and paraphrasing

I am writing some essays for some MBA courses and I will start writing my master thesis soon. I always prefer to source ideas out of books and journals, rather than online resources. Google Books is a ...
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Citing a paper with multiple versions

In my area (computer science) it's common for a paper to be posted on arxiv, then appear in a conference a few months later, and finally appear in a journal several years later. This raises the ...
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Is it possible for a research article to be informative and ground breaking without referencing any other work? [duplicate]

This is a hypothetical question, but I am assuming that if there is a research field out there that has not been discovered, it will, in theory, be possible for an article to be written without ...
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How do I cite Apache OpenNLP used in my paper? [duplicate]

I've used Apache OpenNLP in a part of my implementation of my project and I'm writing a paper for it. How do I cite it? Their website doesn't specify any citation. How should I go forth about it?
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Merging ArXiv paper and conference paper on Google Scholar

In my Google Scholar profile, I have a paper which I uploaded to ArXiv a while ago, which has a few citations. Since then, that same paper has been accepted for a peer-reviewed conference. It was only ...
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What database catalogues citations in the humanities?

Alright so I know what I'm thinking of exists, I just have absolutely no idea what it's called, and I'm driving myself crazy googling it. I'm looking for a resource that catalogs each instance a ...
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Within social science research, which research practices are generally regarded as problematic?

I am very interested in understanding the aspects of current social science research that are generally accepted as being problematic (by researchers and other commentators). I regard problematic ...
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Are “fact sheets” an acceptable reference?

There are times in my research papers that I need to cite generally accepted facts. For example, health care costs are rising. The CDC and other large organizations often create "fact sheets" with ...
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How do I cite / write about something someone has just said during a presentation?

I once attended a scientific conference with a few hundred participants. There, the CEO of Frobcorp, Inc.1 gave a keynote speech on what their product is about and how they accomplish certain things. ...
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Citation error in conference abstract

I recently submitted my first ever conference abstract, and then discovered after submission deadline that in one of my citations I forgot to add "et al." even though the cited paper has multiple ...
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Accidentally finding the solution to an exercise

I was given an assignment for a graduate course a few days ago, and I had to do some background reading in order to understand what one question was asking. In the process of doing this reading, I ...
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How to find all the articles citing particular two? [duplicate]

It is quite easy given a single article to find all the articles citing it. However, having two or more articles, how do I find all the articles simultaneously citing these?
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Block-quoting a list: where to put the citation?

Suppose I write something like this Jones categorises things as follows: little things big things medium-size things ... where the entire list is a verbatim quotation from Jones. ...
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The title of a book is different in the catalogue and on the cover. How do I cite it?

I would like to cite a chapter from a book which is listed in the catalogue as Attosecond and XUV Spectroscopy: Ultrafast Dynamics and Spectroscopy (Wiley, 2014, edited by Thomas Schultz and Marc ...
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When should a source be marked as available online?

Short background: I'm a first year undergrad student and one of our study untis aims to educate us on academic reading and writing, including citation styles. Our Faculty requested we use the IEEE ...
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At how many citations should I make my Google Scholar profile public?

I have recently got another citation, which brought my citation count to three. Even though I am proud of my three citations, others may find it funny or pitiful. So I am having doubts whether I ...
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Correct way to cite paper that is published as part of a book

Im working on the last parts of my diploma in computer engineering. Right now im working over my bibliography. And im not quite sure whats the best way to include a citation. Both refer to the same ...
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Abbreviating first names in the bibliography

In my bibliography I use the names of the authors as they are given in the publication. Usually this will be the last name, the first name not abbreviated and second names abbreviated. However, I now ...
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“Cold-calling” for a post-doc position in a group that cites you

I know that "cold-calling" for positions is considered very poor etiquette in the academic community. But is this the case if one "cold-calls" a group which is familiar with your work? By familiar I ...
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When citing in MLA, do you need to cite the same source twice?

I have a Works Cited in MLA style. Two of my sources look like this: http://www.example.com/a/x.html http://www.example.com/a/y.html#42 Do I need to cite both pages, or do I just cite ...
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What do all the numbers mean in a pubmed shorthand citation?

At the top of a pubmed abstract, there's a "shorthand" citation, and I don't know what the numbers mean. For example: Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008;1129:323-9. doi: 10.1196/annals.1417.017. What do all ...
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What are some of the smart ways of finding related literature online [closed]

I am in my first year of PhD. I spend a lot of time reading literature related to my broad area of research. I find reading very enjoyable, but finding relevant content online takes up a lot of time. ...
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How would you cite in your CV a “Meet Our Editorial Board Member”?

How would you cite in your CV a "Meet Our Editorial Board Member"? For instance: http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-bioinformatics/volume/10/issue/3/page/241/ It has DOI, therefore it must ...
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How do I cite a paper by a person plus a company?

There are some papers by consulting firms etc. where the authors are listed under the copyright section like: (C) 2009 by A. A. Person and The Company Inc. When referencing this paper do I include ...
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Textbook that is a combination of other textbooks? [closed]

A, B, C are three good textbooks from the market. An author/professor translates them, taking chapter 1 from A, 2 from B, 3 from C and combining them into another textbook. The content of the new ...
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References in statement of purpose

I'm applying to math PhD programs in the US. In my statements of purpose, should I include references to the literature? I haven't done so yet, but I keep thinking I probably should.
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Using others' figures, illustrations, and diagrams

I am writing up a chapter of a literature review and I thought to add two figures to illustrate the theory of that subject of my research. These two figures are available in the literature and they ...
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Does a bibliography-only citation count like a regular citation for the author?

There is a very nice open source toolbox for Matlab which I have used for proof of concept. However, the real implementations in my field are almost always done in C++. I really like to give credit to ...
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How to interpret division of Korean names when citing articles?

I'm preparing bibliography using Microsoft Word's bibliography creator, which look like this: I would like to insert Korean author Won-Hwa Park. Where to put his names in the "Add name" section? ...
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Being sure of date of publication of a book

I am practicing making citations of quotes and I am currently stuck on publication dates. To illustrate my issue, let’s use this this book: The front pages state the copyright date as three ...
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Finding (correct) citation info for math references

I've just recently learned about BibTeX, rather than manually making a bibliography at the end of everything I write. Now I'd like a reliable source for the citation info. At school I can use ...
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When does self-citation become citation padding?

While reviewing an article recently, I noticed that a substantial fraction of the papers cited by the authors came from their own research work. While some amount of self-citation is appropriate (and ...
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Bulk download of arXiv (or other publication data set) with metadata AND citations

This is to extend the question: Getting a dump of arXiv metadata I would like to download arXiv in bulk, and found a useful answer above for using this syntax: ...
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Reference for image drawn by yourself, but originated from others? [duplicate]

I am using some images (among others: Laser niveaus) in my thesis. I am drawing them myself with tikz, but as a guidance I use images and data from papers and books. Should I reference them, and if ...
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When submitting a journal article, can I cite a paper which cited my arxiv preprint? [duplicate]

I had uploaded an arxiv paper about 4 months back which developed an algorithm. After uploading the preprint we got some good feedback from a colleague, following which we have added additional ...
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Citations: What do I do when the article writer's name is the same as mine?

What should I do to give credit to an author whose first name is the same as mine and last name is not provided anywhere? I don't want it to look like I wrote the article which I am citing in any way, ...
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should I put this information into the reference section or within the text?

I am making an article about Information Technology, mainly related to policies, and I have a list of some solution providers with their proposals; something like this: Vendor1, Proposal related ...
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How to cite an article from a magazine (no date, published quarterly) in MLA7?

I’m writing a comparative research analysis for my freshman writing requirement class on the school-to-prison pipeline, and I’m trying to cite this article by John DiIulio. The site doesn’t give a ...
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Citing another author’s summary of other works in a journal article

I want to use the information from this block of text talking about psychoanalysis: Some authors (e.g. Allison et al., 2006 and Turkle, 1995) compare the player and avatar's relationship to a ...
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How to cite spreadsheets or other documents for in-line citations?

I've googled around and haven't found any information. I'm using data from a table in a spreadsheet, accessed from a website (The Statistics Bureau of Japan) and I don't know how I should cite it ...
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Referencing Springer products: what name to use for the publisher?

For references to Springer products, I have come across a lot of names for the publisher, (and all of those are present in my own Mendeley library): Springer Science+Business Media Springer-Verlag ...