Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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References in a PhD thesis in mathematics [on hold]

I have a few questions about the references in a PhD thesis in mathematics: What would be a "normal" range of items there? I am not sure if there is only a few items in the reference it may not be ...
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How to cite a method that has a huge history of contribitors?

I'm finishing my first paper, and am struggling with the citations a bit. I have used a particular implementation of an algorithm. The citation of the guys who thought of this particular variation ...
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Is it okay for the author field to contain names of research labs?

I find most articles through EBSCO and similar search tools, then export the BibTeX details to my own bibliography.bib file. Recently, I found some BibTeX files with a strange author field, containing ...
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In the Harvard referencing style, is it wrong to put references in footnotes?

I have a discussion with my mate about how to reference with the Harvard referencing style. I would say it is wrong to do the referencing like in the picture below. My suggestion was that the ...
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Must one find references to fit knowledge already known from education or experience?

Recently I wrote a course paper on a subject connecting my major to my current major. In the background section, I listed quite a bit of essential information I think is information that is readily ...
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My name was misspelled in a citation, what should I do?

Recently, a newly published paper in a journal cited one of our papers and managed to misspell my name in the reference list. How should I deal with this? Simply ignore this? Or should I contact the ...
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How to cite a dataset, when my calculations relied on the data?

Occasionally I need to present some figures that I calculated with custom scripts against a dataset, such as a dictionary, text corpus, or some form of lexical database. The calculations are my own, ...
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Should I cite every study that supports my point?

Suppose I'm writing a paper and at some point in the paper (e.g. the background section), I write that "Vanilla ice cream is healthier than chocolate ice cream." I search EBSCO and find check all ...
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How should I cite StackOverflow questions in my term paper? [duplicate]

I'm working on a term paper for a CS course. I wish to add some stackoverflow answers as references, particularly when I used code from an answer. What's the format I should follow for this?
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Possible to Reliably Find Editorial Board for the Conference Proceedings?

I am in the process of submitting thesis corrections and attempting to add sufficient reference information for our school's Thesis Office. They are requesting that I add in the Editor's for ...
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Is it advisable to use formal citations in a statement of purpose?

In my statement of purpose, I am using certain arguments by scholars of my field (IR). Will it be advisable to use referencing, or might it be to my disadvantage as an unnecessary attempt to boast on ...
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How to cite different chapters of a book in the same paragraph?

Background: I'm writing a master's thesis with APA citations. In one paragraph, I cite two unrelated pieces of information that happen to come from different chapters of the same textbook. It's ...
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How to introduce multiple authors of a research paper in content?

I want to introduce the findings of a case study in my report, but it has four authors and I would like name them in when introducing it. What would be the best way to do this, or is the below ...
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Asking authors for details of algorithm implementation when no explanation is provided

I am reading a paper where they cite "Apply the X Algorithm on the result" after a series of operations on "result" in the algorithm. The rest of the algorithm is clear in what it asks to do, but the ...
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How can I cite my dissertation in a paper that will be double-blind reviewed?

A chapter in my dissertation has not been published in an archival conference. I am writing a paper based on the chapter for a conference that does double-blind paper review. The paper will include ...
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Should the fullstop go inside or outside the brackets for Harvard in-line citations?

I was always taught to put the fullstop inside the brackets, but a couple of Harvard in-line citations I'm seeing put the fullstop outside, e.g. (Hyvönen, 2007; Joshi, 2001; Kaplan, 1984). Is ...
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How should I cite 3 images that were used to compose a new image?

I used three images from Wikipedia to compose them to a new image. All other images (not that many) are created by myself. How should I cite them? The images are: ...
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How to cite from a book with more authors?

Some books start each chapter with a short inspirational quote from some famous person e.g. Chapter 1. "I think, therefore I am" -René Descartes I would like to do the same and I found ...
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How to encourage students to seek alternate citations for an assignment?

I am teaching at a relatively large, public institution in the United States. I have assigned my students a research paper related to the thermodynamics of human biology. I have asked the students for ...
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Does the order of citation ([Kir10, HZK09] or vice versa) matter?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis in Computer Science. When I have a sentence It was shown in [Kir10, HZK09] that ... does it make a difference if I write It was shown in [HZK09, Kir10] ...
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Is it ethical to reference a work accused of plagarism?

I have been using a book as reading for the background of my dissertation, but have just found out that it has been accused of being an unauthorised translation of someone else's work: ...
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Using MHRA, do I need to cite a translator when referencing an online text?

My apologies in advance if this question is misplaced here. Using a reference like this (for online resourses) Heraclitus, 'Fragments Of Heraclitus - Wikisource, The Free Online Library', ...
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Fastest way to download thousands of reference records [closed]

Good day people, I was wondering how to donwload thousands (>500k) of references records at once or through a software or script and not 500 at each time. Thank so much in advance for any clue.
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Is citation bias a studied issue?

I have noticed in a number of papers, including those in top journals, a common dirty practice which consists of self citing your previous works and omitting other important references in the area (I ...
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Are references with indication of page number uncommon in computer science?

I am writing a computer science paper in which I cite several lengthy sources (text books and standard specifications). Whenever I cite such a source, I add the page numbers of the subsection to which ...
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Citing an article under a double-blind review process

This is my case: I've recently co-authored and sent an article to a journal that follows a double-blind review process, so that reviewers shouldn't be able to know the name of the authors. ---I mean, ...
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Why should I format a citation manually without bibliographic software?

During a lecture (and a separate presentation) my instructor told us about bibliographic software, how it composes references automatically and is able to correctly cite articles in many formats. The ...
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Is there a problem with citing an article that cites a retracted article?

I'm looking through a few journal articles and I notice that they have cited an article that has been retracted (based on invalid conclusions). If I cite that article that cited the retracted one, ...
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Is there a standard for capitalization in references of math papers?

How do you capitalize the titles of references in a math paper? Would you rather write: Global smooth solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations or Global Smooth Solutions of the Navier-Stokes ...
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How to format bibligraphy when author changes names? [duplicate]

It is not unheard of for a single academician to use different names. This includes, but is probably not limited to, "internationalising" names with special characters, using short forms of given ...
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How to cite a paper when I don't know where was published?

I have collected some papers regarding the subject of my M.A. thesis, but I have some articles that I couldn't find where they were published. The point is when I Google the title of the article, ...
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Is it ethical for authors to reference another paper, but not cite it formally, because they consider it unscientific?

I found in a medical paper from the 1990's a non-citation like this: The results and terminology by John Smith, Jane Poe, John Doe, Richard Roe, Larry Loe, Journal of Scientific Papers, 12345-698 ...
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Is it wise to use the paper reference numbers defined in CV in statement of purpose?

If in my CV I assign to each paper of mine exactly one number, say [1] On ...; [2] On ..., and if I want to introduce my works in my statement of purpose, then is it wise to use these paper reference ...
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Can I use my own paper for own thesis?

I published a paper on a statistical topic after my bachelors. Currently I am doing my masters thesis and I would like to cite/use my own paper in it. However, I did not inform my supervisor before ...
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How to cite when true publication date differs from journal's claimed year?

I am citing in Harvard style, so my entries end up something like this: Widom, H. (1975). Asymptotic inversion of convolution operators, Publ. Math. Inst. Hautes Études Sci. 44: 191–240. With ...
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Should we put the references in slides/poster when we already have them in paper?

After reading this question about slides making and asking myself two questions about poster making and TED talking, I realize that these activities are for showing what you found, make the audience ...
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How would I cite multiple authors from an online forum?

How would I cite two authors from this online forum (http://www.thenation.com/article/one-thing-do-about-food-forum)? The forum is edited by Alice Waters and my quotes come from Wendell Berry and ...
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How can we check if a book is a sequel edition of an older one with different names?

How do you check if a book is a new edition of an older book, but they have different titles, without accessing the books? Are there websites which maintain such records? For example, is this book ...
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What should have capital cases in the title of works in the bibliography?

According to this answer it is a feature that BibTeX converts all characters to lower case for titles in the bibliography. This is confusing for me. What characters in the titles I cite should be ...
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How to cite simple definitions when writing university papers?

When writing any kind of paper or homework at the university I am supposed to give references for my citations. At the same time, sources like Wikipedia are not considered good for university level. ...
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How to find scientists that cited several of my papers?

There are several ways to find online scientists that cited one of your papers (Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, etc). Recently, however, I ran into a scenario in which I wanted to find authors ...
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How should I cite a conjecture to which no written record can be found?

Suppose that a famous mathematician E (long deceased) made a conjecture (C), but no written record of this can be found (either because none exists, or because it exists in a very obscure source). ...
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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 ...