Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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Can I describe in my own word few experiments from some academic papers to write a popular science book?

My book is about a theory that is based upon existing theories and recent experiments in biology. Since biology is not my main field, and since my theory is interesting to the general public, I self-...
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How to present (key) publications on personal website?

I am a phd student in a STEM field and currently setting up a personal website. The website is intended to be simple and will basically contain contact details, research interests, a list of ...
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Can you cite articles if you only read the abstract?

Well the question is pretty much self contained : Can you cite articles if you only read the abstract ? In a more general case : 1) Do reviewers actually read (or read) articles you cite ? 2) If ...
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Why “in Proceedings of conference…”, but not “in Journal of …”

I'm wondering why a well-known citation style (bibtex's "plain" style) produces "In proceedings of 'conference name'" or "In 'conference name'", but drops "in" in case of journals. In my opinion, ...
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Can I measure the citation count of a website? [on hold]

I plan to create a website for graduate students in my country. A measure of it would be how many of them quote it in their dissertations. Are dissertations' bibliographies processed somewhere so I ...
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How do citations get counted for a book and for an electronic book?

I am very curious to learn how citation engines work for both books and ebooks. I assume that these computer engines (Scopus, the web of science, Google scholar) take the bibliographic data from ...
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Reference private resources in paper

Some of the deliverables of a project I'm working on are of a private nature (due to commercial reasons) and will not be released to the public. Would it be acceptable for a (conference or) workshop ...
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Could a “phantom” citation in WoS be a problem?

I have recently noticed that for one of my papers Web of Science shows that it is cited in a paper from totally unrelated area. This looked strange, so I checked the paper and found out that it does ...
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How can I get citations for my self-published ebook?

A couple of colleagues and I were thinking about publishing a book in engineering. I have heard repeatedly that people who go with a traditional publisher don't get any royalties, they transfer the ...
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self-publish book in engineering [closed]

A couple of colleagues and I were thinking about publishing a book. I have heard repeatedly that people who go with a traditional publisher don't get any royalties, they transfer the copyrights, and ...
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Why wikipedia is based on secondary sources? [closed]

Some of the complex physical articles don't have secondary sources so wikipedia ignore them, but yet this kind of articles are from reliable scientific sources. Why wikipedia requires secondary ...
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Is there a need to cite a general idea in the introduction which shall be later developed with a reference?

Say like you state in your introduction the following: This part will examine the demographic reality and the cultural habits of X people in Y country. In the body of your work, you ...
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Translation of sources research papers

When translating research papers from Arabic to English, should I translate the Arabic sources (book titles, etc.) to English, or should I leave them in Arabic?
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Literature review in thesis and research paper

What are the major differences between a thesis and research paper literature review? Despite the volume of literature citations between thesis and research article what are the other major ...
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Should I use ‘adapted from’ in an illustration of conclusions based on the results of others

Suppose, you cite some particular ideas, analyze them, and come up with a few conclusions, which you illustrate in a figure that is totally yours. The labels or conclusions represented in the ...
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“Cite this for Me” tool for references

Have you used http://www.citethisforme.com/? Can the subscription option be trusted? I can not find a FAQ nor a good description of the tool. So, if some of you have experience with this tool, I ...
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Bachelor thesis: cite my own paper?

I am currently writing my bachelor thesis and since my results were really good, my advisors encouraged me to write a paper about it. The paper was accepted at an international conference and will get ...
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How to name and cite different versions of Microsoft Kinect?

There are at least two types of Kinect cameras, one is called Kinect for Xbox 360 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect#/media/File:Xbox-360-Kinect-Standalone.png) and another one is called Kinect for ...
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How to cite a website that is in the internet archive, but is no longer active? [duplicate]

I wish to cite a website that no longer exists, but still has information I wish to include in a paper. Is it commonly acceptable to cite the page anyway? Can I site an Internet Archive copy of the ...
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Citation and reference to a figure: which comes first?

This may be a bit of hair-splitting, but maybe there is a proper way to do this: In my thesis I present an external application. I want to give a literature reference to the application and a ...
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Are U.S. governmental reports a reliable source of information to cite?

I am trying to cite this document but I found out that, apart from informal in-text citations such as 'according to x' (which I can cite as a secondary source because I was never successful in ...
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Citing the same idea in different studies

Say like you have an idea that says: 'X is a cheap alternative to Y' (Smith 2010, p. 2). Now you write a paper about ABC and paraphrase Smith's idea. Next week, you write another paper which happens ...
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Literature review [closed]

A summary or indirect quote of some other person in an article literature review or in an introduction will be quoted with other person name or with researcher name whose article I am reading at the ...
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The usage of citation signals such as 'see': commonly used?

When I paraphrase a direct idea from someone, I'd just end the sentence with (John 2010, p. 10). However and sometimes (especially while analyzing to support my claim), I use the citation signal known ...
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Is this an acceptable paraphrasing?

I need to cite different pages for the same source in Harvard style so here's an example of what I am doing (a hypothetical example): John (2010, p. 10) notes that marketing should not be confused ...
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Can ibid. be used under the Harvard referencing style?

In other words, not the other styles (e.g. APA, Chicago, Oxford) that uses the author-date format but the plain (Australian?) Harvard style.
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Is Harvard style used in business?

Most websites mention that APA is preferred for the business and management disciplines, and resources regarding Harvard as not as widespread as APA.
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What can I do about newspaper with poor referencing?

Newspapers often like to report on new scientific advancements. They often do a terrible job. They may sensationalise the story. Or confuse a project proposal/preliminary study with a result. We can ...
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Harvard VS APA: the differences? How about mixing styles for a better clarity? [closed]

For a while, I thought that I've been using an APA version of 'Harvard style' but it turned out that these 2 styles are totally different. What are the exact differences and, generally speaking, is ...
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Is this plagiarism or just a bad practice?

When I first began applying correct citations and referencing, I followed methods such as placing a citation at the end of the paragraph if I am paraphrasing for one person and not following a ...
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Is this an example of common knowledge?

When I cite examples of competitors, say like I mention that the competitors of company X are: A, B & C. Do I have to support my claim with a reference? It's just out of my personal observation ...
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Should workshop papers be cited (computer science)

In my subfield of computer science I observe that workshop papers often are not thoroughly reviewed. It even appears (attention, possibly controversial assumption incoming) that workshop-paper ...
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Is a newspaper/magazine editor considered an author or an editor in terms of referencing?

Should I reference him/her as a normal author or as an editor using the abbreviation 'ed.' (Harvard style)?
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How does Google Scholar find papers on personal websites?

Recently, I added a new paper to my personal website, and it appeared on Google Scholar a couple of days later. On my website, all I did was write the name of the paper, together with the authors and ...
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Is this unprofessional academic writing? How to cite it anyway?

I am currently preparing some case studies written by Harvard Business School professors. The case is a 'real marketing' case; based on a true story. It is mostly compiled from many sources such as ...
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Referencing future ideas in abstract of a research paper

Is it bad to reference ideas which have not yet been defined in detail within the abstract for a research paper? For example, if I have a section (lets say section 4) in my paper that defines a new ...
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Referencing literature review in discussion

If I refer back to a cited source in the literature review while writing the discussion section, (undergrad dissertation) should I cite the author again or am I free to use the information that has ...
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Should I trust a study that doesn't mention sample size, but that is published in a scholarly journal?

I'm doing a bit of research on the exchange experiences of international students for my supervisor. I came across an article in the Journal of Education for Business that is relevant to my topic: '...
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On discussing empirical studies

Usually, empirical studies are built on theoretical backgrounds. When I am writing on a specific subject and would like to cite an empirical study which has been done on this subject and discuss its ...
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Should one credit the paper that referred him to primary sources? [duplicate]

Let's assume that I stumble upon a paper by author X where he cites ideas of A, B and C. Now I know about the rules of secondary sources and how I should cite them in case I haven't taken a look at ...
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Direct quotations and quoting 'questions'

If I am solving a case study for a class and I had to mention the questions asked by the authors above or below my answers in a Powerpoint presentation. I made it clear that the questions are asked by ...
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How to Quote an ICD 10 Chapter in Vancouver style?

I want to quote a chapter from ICD10 in vancouver format. I have searched whole web for some references on this. But I could not find anything. I am a newbie here. Can some one please help. This is ...
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Citing Math Lesson Plans

If I am creating lesson plans, do I need to cite the various websites I use for my work? It is for math, and the information I have used is found in thousands of sites. I have not taken any lesson ...
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Citing 'several' studies in one statement… cite all of them or use 'for example'?

Let's assume that 10 empirical studies have been done for topic x. If I want to mention the following: Several studies have been conducted to deal with topic x (study 1; study 2; study 3). My ...
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Quote Without A Source

I'm writing a paper about Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms and want to use a quote from Pessoa as written on the Wikipedia article: "the theatre of being" or "drama in people." Wikipedia does not ...
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Are infrequently-cited publications detrimental in academic hiring?

A past Q&A discussed the importance of citation counts for academic hiring decisions, particularly for tenure decisions and fresh PhDs. However, the same citation count or h-index could in theory ...
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How to cite a course overview note?

I am summarizing a course overview note which includes some useful information about digital marketing. The thing is, there's a endnote that clearly says that the course was prepared by professor X ...
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I'm writing a book and refer to quick references to spark creativity but also learn other words to improve my vocabulary. Is this plagiarism?

If you're a writer and you pull other words from an author's work to apply to your own vocabulary and work, just words, not full on sentences, is that considered plagiarism? I'm trying to learn and ...