Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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How to get authoritative bibliographic information about journals

When I collect bibliographic material, I seem to get grossly inconsistent information. Papers from the same journal are often linked to different publishers, the same journal or publisher is often ...
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Placement of period in sentence that ends with “et al.” followed by reference number?

I have a citation that is at the end of a sentence with dual punctuation. What I mean is that I have a sentence of the following form: Blah blah blah is mentioned by Author et al. What is the ...
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Can you cite other master's theses when writing your own?

I am completing a master's by research (in Humanities), and thus shall be writing a thesis with no class work. I am using both a mixture of primary and secondary source but one item that has me a bit ...
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How to get free programmatic access to citations counts for a given paper?

What databases allow free, programmatic access to cited-by counts for papers? Google Scholar doesn't have an API, and they block crawling attempts. SCOPUS only seems to allows you to retrieve a ...
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How do I get a citation dataset with full text articles in PDF format?

I am doing research in text mining. For that I need a dataset which contain full text PDFs of research paper articles, and all articles should be related with each other in terms of citing. There are ...
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When do you italicize the name of a book, article or website in APA style citations and references?

I am writing a paper that is using APA Citation and I'm confused on how the in text citations are supposed to go. Do you italizize the name of the website, book, article in which you are citing? Or ...
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Should citations be as detailed as possible?

While writing my thesis (computer science), I was wondering how detailed citations have to be. Let's assume I want to cite an article of a conference and have full information on author, editor, ...
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Igor Pak on priority of results in citation [closed]

Today I saw Igor Pak's post on his issues with citation of priority http://igorpak.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/how-not-to-reference-papers/ I know this is a very human feeling. How important is ...
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Are page references required when citing the same quote multiple times?

In an MLA format humanities essay, if you've quoted a long chunk of text at the beginning, do you need to provide page references when citing phrases from it later on?
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Do you need to read a whole article before citing it?

During writing my academic paper, I need to cite a definition in a scientific paper. The other part of the paper, is irrelevant to my work. I have been advised that if you will cite a paper, you ...
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How to respond to intentional lack of citation?

I work in a field that heavily uses arxiv.org and posts papers before submitting them to journals, so it's common for people to send a citation request when they see a preprint that they think has ...
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Are there any researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?

Are there any general (not field-specific) researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?
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Is there a benefit to registering digital identification via both ORCID and ResearcherID?

This question is in continuation to the discussion from about a year ago, concerning researcher digital identification: Why use unique digital researcher ID?. It appears that researchers, who would ...
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Which edition/version should I use for citations with page numbers

How do I cite a very old and well-known book which has multiple editions and reprints, various editors, facsimile reprints, and a recent paperback version, plus it's even available free online, again ...
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How to search for list of papers citing both papers A and B?

For given papers A and B, I would like to search for all papers that cite both A and B. I guess one can generalize to papers {A,B,C,...} and find all papers that cite all of them. A quick Google ...
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MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) term enrichment

I've been recently asked to write a review paper. I found that the field of study I'm trying to write is wide, and I would like to give an unbiased overview of what has been published. Given a list ...
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How do I cite a mathematical definition replicated verbatim?

I am writing a paper, in which I must include a definition of a particular mathematical structure. It's a structure with which very few people would be familiar, thus I wish to include it verbatim, as ...
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Referencing a board game rule book

I'm writing a paper on a board game, Labyrinth, and I need to use some parts of the rule book. How should I reference this? I'm using Harvard reference style. EDIT: I hadn't notice this earlier. ...
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How to cite the same source multiple times in a row IEEE

I have several sentences in a row that that cite the same source. For example, Here is question one [1]. Here is question two [1]. Here is question three [1][myOriginalWork]. Here is question ...
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where to find the year and conference of a scientific article?

When writing the references at the end of my internship report, I needed to cite all the information that needs to be said about the scientific articles that I used while writing the report. But these ...
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Is it worthwhile to cite documentaries in personal statements?

When writing something to be read and scrutinized by academics, like a personal statement, will academics appreciate, respect, and value references to factual documentaries? For example, I'd like to ...
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Is there a standard dictionary for referencing English words?

I am working on a paper in which we need to reference the meaning of english words as foundation for the analysis in the paper (we are categorizing situations using these words, and there is no method ...
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Should I cite all R packages I used?

Intro: R is a open-source software tool for statistical analyses and graphics, which is heavily used in different science disciplines and which is becoming more and more popular (although it is ...
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How to know the full name of paper authors?

I have the following citation: M. Hama and T, Imahashi. Periodic β-expansions for certain classes of Pisot numbers. Comment. Math. Univ. St. Paul. 46(2):103–116, 1997. I prefer citing the full ...
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How to cite interviews for radio and TV on CV

I have many contributions related to interviews in radio, TV, web magazines and print magazines, and would like to know the different ways it might be "cited" in a scientific CV. I was thinking about ...
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Citing into the future on ArXiv – good or bad idea?

I have coauthored two papers, which are strongly related. The younger paper is thus citing the first and the older paper is annoucing the second along the lines of “a study of aspect X will be ...
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What is the purpose of “issues” and “volumes” in journal publications in relation to DOIs and citations?

I think I have stumbled once again over the meanings of "issue" and "volume". So I have found this article which declares both fields. Now I used JabRef's DOI to BibTeX to pull the info and it worked ...
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How to refer to a method from a workshop in a conference paper?

I had a paper accepted in a workshop that only publishes its proceedings on its website; one of these workshops that tell you that submitting to the workshop does not prevent you from submitting ...
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What to do when you publish a paper that accidentally included a wrong or irrelevant citation?

My paper was published and later on I found that two references were mistakenly included with the third reference, which is the correct. My phrase looks like this: I am worried about this (Smith ...
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Can I reference the abstract? [duplicate]

I finished writing my internship report for a master degree. Now I am writing its abstract. Is it possible to mention a statistic study on the abstract and reference it in the bibliography or is this ...
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How to reuse algorithms from previous paper

In the past, I wrote a paper which included 2 algorithms A and B. Both of them were presented and fully explained. Moreover, B was built based on A, in other words, reader must know about A in order ...
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Proper citation format for movies [duplicate]

I am asking this question on behalf of my wife, who is writing a History dissertation. She's using a number of movies produced in the time period she is researching as source materials, but she ...
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Are comments considered publications

The journal Science has two sections for submission, Research articles and Commentary. http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/contribinfo/prep/gen_info.xhtml Under commentary, there is a section for ...
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Whether to use numbers or abbreviated names as a citation style?

Many papers use numbered references (e.g.: [1], [2]). Is this considered a good style or even a rule or would it be acceptable to use abbreviated names of the authors and year of publication (e.g. ...
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Is it acceptable to heavily reference blogs, forums, and other informal media?

I am pursuing a specific research question. I have thoroughly surveyed existing research on the topic, and found dozens of researchers working on the problem, but was disappointed by their work. Their ...
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Whether to use the author name with numeric references when describing a particular study

I am a little bit confused regarding the best way to attribute a research paper in my thesis. Example: " The work in [1] proposed a new method for ..." " John et al.[1] proposed a new method for ...
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Citing a result due to a single author that appears in a paper with multiple authors

Let's say that Jones and Smith publish a mathematical paper containing a result (Theorem 3.1, say,) which is said in that paper to be due to Smith alone but appears for the first time in her joint ...
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How to display your own name in publications list when you are a middle-author on a publication with a large number of authors?

My Name is among tens of authors of a paper on global health. For the purpose of my CV update, I need to show my name without showing the names of all authors of the paper. My preferred style ...
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Maximum number of citations per sentence?

I'm working on a literature review for a masters thesis in the sciences, and I have a ton of sources that cover the topic. Many specific points are covered ad nauseam, and many similar ideas can be ...
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What is the standard way to include introduction and references parts to a masters thesis?

I have seen that students have two ways to write their thesis, They have a separate chapter to write an introduction to their thesis. This chapter usually consists of a literature review of their ...
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Where to get ACM references for MS Word?

Does someone know where to get the correctly formatted ACM references for submissions to ACM? Google Scholar and dl.acm.org don't seem to provide the correct formatting.
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How to obtain number of publications by year on a given subject?

Does anyone know of a good way to obtain data on the number of publications per year on a given subject? Scholar has an option to sort search results by date, but there does not seem to be an ...
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Efficient ways to find the original paper which introduced a novel concept/algorithm?

Many times while reading papers (especially engineering), many concepts, algorithms or results are taken for granted because they are already established in research. Sadly, at this point, many are ...
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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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Should I include a DOI/website URL for a publication in dissertation bibliography?

Context: I'm writing a dissertation in Computational Social Science using the Kluwer bibliographic style. My question isn't specific to this style and applies generally to dissertations in computer ...
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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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Citing references consistently

Many of the journal references in the bibliography of my thesis contain bird names. Journals use birds names in the titles of papers in at least four different ways: Titlecase, eg Teal Titlecase ...
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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 ...