Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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Should I let my professor know that I cited a text written by him…that I pirated from online

I wrote an essay for a professor of mine, in which I cited a book he had written. As it so happens, the citation is based on my having obtained a (most likely) pirated PDF copy of the book. The text ...
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Using code from github for own thesis

For my master thesis I should write a simulation program, and compare the results with the results I get from commercial programs. Now I found a already existing script with exact the data I need on ...
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Does this ProQuest “docview” URL include a DOI?

I am editing someone else's thesis. The references include ProQuest citations that look like this (where # = actual digits for an account): Anderson, L. (2012, Aug 17). Learning the game from ...
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Perennial link to a research article

For convenience, I often want to give a link to a research article in addition to the citation. I am mostly look for the following two properties: the link should be valid as long as possible the ...
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Should I cite my undergraduate thesis in my paper?

Before I finished my undergraduate thesis, my supervisor had asked me to write a smaller paper with the same content as my thesis and send it to a conference. Now, my thesis ended and my paper is ...
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What's the ideal cross-platform citation/manuscript management software? [migrated]

I'm looking for a software to manage my pdfs with the following capabilities: Organize into folders by topic, read/unread, etc. Annotatation Mac/iPad/iPhone platform Can be used for citation ...
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Any free and reference manager able to do information management as well? [duplicate]

At the moment i have MS-word files related to the references i've read or wanna to read. I created tables to put the drawbacks, good points, suggestions, questions and etc regarding each reference. So ...
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Is it acceptable to reference a stackexchange question in an academic paper? [duplicate]

Warning: kinda meta. In general, stackexchange is supposed to be a community for experts. To the extent that it succeeds, I feel discussions on SE sites might be worth citing in academic papers in ...
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How to cite primary source that's also featured in a book

This is a bit confusing. I'm currently writing a cookbook, and a chef said he would send me one of his restaurant's recipes. When he did, it was in the form of a scan of the recipe as it was featured ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for defining the scope and depth of the Related Work section in a thesis? [closed]

This might be a generic question but I ask it for a case of a Master Thesis. DO you have a rule of thumb for inferring the right amount and type of citations that go to your Related Work section. ...
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How can I cite high/low pass filters [closed]

I'm working on an image processing paper and I would like to cite high and low pass filters. Google scholar seems to find a number of patents. And the wiki page lists an electronics text book by ...
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Do citations of an edited volume of which I wrote one chapter count towards my own bibliometric indicators?

I recently noticed that an edited volume of which I wrote one of the chapters is picking up quite some citations. Since the citations are of the entire edited volume, naming only the editors of the ...
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Is it possible to use Reddit as a source?

For a writing assignment, I'm doing some research on my topic (CalgaryNEXT). Most sites I've seen report generally the same ideas and the same stats. Then I found this post of someone who attended a ...
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Cite a Twitter conversation?

Let's assume that while researching and writing a paper you find a Twitter conversation between domain experts that is particularly useful for you. Given that it is not the sources that these ...
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What's the standard text that I should put at the bottom of a handout containing unpublished data, asking people not to cite it?

I'm giving a handout out at an upcoming lecture. It contains unpublished data that will soon (within the next year anyway, if accepted) be published. I trust the people at the conference to respect my ...
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How to use a summary of a paper that references to another paper?

Imagine we have a paper A that references to paper B by a summary, if I want to use that summary what is the best course of action? 1. Use the A summary and cite to A. 2. Use the A summary and ...
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What percentage of links posted in published articles are dead?

Is there any research/study that looked at the impact of the percentage of links posted in published articles are dead? I am trying to know to what extent dead links are an issue. E.g. on Stack ...
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Article with unspecified-but-present authorship (“consensus document”)

I'd like to properly refrence an article whose author is mentioned as A Consensus Document (it has some 25 authors). I have never seen this kind of authorship before; the citation entry generated by ...
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Where to include acknoledgement for used graphics

In the current technical report that I write, I have used graphic from an online-source where their policy requires that the author of the drawing has to be acknowledged in case that the drawing is to ...
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Can I cite in a caption?

I am using an image from a users’ manual of a piece of software, and I was wondering if I can put a citation in the caption of the image. For example: Figure 1.3 Illustration of WonderSoft’s ...
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How can I get a list of citations for a DoI or PubMed ID?

I'd like to be able to submit a DoI or PubMed ID and find all the papers that cited that paper. In other words, I need a publicly-available citation graph database that covers papers in PubMed. ...
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Do citations of the arXiv version of an article transfer to its journal version after publication?

The arXiv version of my article has two citations. Now that my paper is published in a journal, I want to know if these citations will be transferred to the journal version? Should I withdraw my ...
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Do I need to cite someone repeatedly? [duplicate]

I am using a quotation in my text which I am citing appropriately the first time. Do I need to cite again when using some text or, a concept, or even a word of the quotation later in the text? For ...
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How to respond to a citation request which is not relevant?

Often, as soon as I submit a pre-submission paper on the arxiv, I receive a couple of emails from other researchers pointing out their previous relevant work, which in their words is connected with ...
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Meaning of et al. when referring to multiple papers with the same first author

I am citing some papers with the same first author but different co-authors. For example, [1] is a paper by X, Y and Z, and [2] is a paper by X, A and B. Would X et al. [1,2] be appropriate here? ...
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Referencing pages of articles and books

I have some articles and conference papers that I am citing in my text, in my text cite I am using the page number that is related with the rest of the proceedings or the journal, even I have ...
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Is there a resource that gives the number of citations per scientist in various countries?

The motivation for this question is attempting to quantify the quality of science in a country. Getting at quality is difficult, but the number of citations is one way of trying to do so. Is there ...
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How to cite a complex web-based resource?

I want to cite the IUPAC Compendium of of Chemical Terminology - Gold Book in ACS reference style (American Chemical Society). This resource is not just a web page and the ACS reference guide doesn't ...
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Is there a correlation between submission date on arXiv and citations?

July and October seem to be the months with the highest number of papers submitted, and August the month with the lowest number, in average. I wonder if there is a correlation between the month of ...
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Common practice for references to articles with different spellings of author's names

It quite known that the transliteration of names of non-latin-based languages is quite ambiguous: a known example is Chebyshev (where at least 8 different transliterations are accepted, not counting ...
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Is it proper to cite a web page using embedded metadata for an APA paper?

I saved the home page for the Academic Libraries of Indiana to Zotero, and it pulled back an author from the metadata embedded in the page. After pulling up the source of the page, I found a meta ...
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Are there tools to find a subset of references shared by two or more publications?

Doing a literature review on a topic that is new to me at the moment, I am especially interested in papers that are cited across several of the papers I'm currently focussing on. I was wondering if ...
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Do I need to cite an artwork? How would I do it? Is permission needed?

In my dissertation, I have well over 100 figures, and would like to use an artwork I found online in one of my figures - it is not published in any book, it is just something they made and posted ...
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Citing a link that was removed?

I run a small blog about both the academic and professional aspects of my industry as I both teach a course at the university I am attending as well as work in the industry full time. The blog answers ...
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How to reference observational evidence?

Talking about work practices at a business, and hearing first hand from the manager how the employees conduct their work - how can I reference this anecdotal evidence in an academic paper? ...
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How to advertise a paper to increase citations?

Of course, the best way to improve citations is to write good papers which presents sound, interesting, and important results. However, assuming that one has a nice paper published in an important ...
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How to react to your work being cited incorrectly or in a misleading way?

This morning when I opened my email I was very excited to find a Google Scholar update telling me of two new citations from two different sets of authors each to a different paper of mine. As usual, I ...
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Citing a verbatim copy of a table?

I found a table that exactly fits my needs but the technical nature of its contents makes paraphrasing very difficult, and in most cases impossible. How does one create a one-to-one copy of a table, ...
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How to reuse complete paper for my thesis?

I am currently writing my PhD thesis, and I have published an article together with my supervisor. The third chapter of my PhD thesis (1/3 of my whole thesis) is basically the paper. I plan to include ...
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Paper from my already published PhD thesis — How do I cite it?

Two years ago I finished my thesis, at the time I wasn't interested in writing papers but I have since changed my mind. The thesis has been made available online by the department. It has been cited ...
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When describing a joint effort, refer to colleague by name or by their title?

If another developer was involved in the research process for a task, should I say that "Bob and I worked on this" or that "another developer and I worked on this"? Of course, others should be ...
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Recently published paper does not cite my very relevant work

Before I start my PhD I worked in a group that researched on the application of a particular area to a particular domain. No other research group published work in this area+domain. So I can safely ...
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How to cite an expert's opinion which doesn't have any title? And should I?

The opinion is literally a post on his social network account. The post is quite long, so it's able for him to evoke his opinion in detail. It also has good long discussion below. At first, I think ...
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How can the choice of “where to publish” affect the potential number of citations?

I study petroleum engineering; however, I want everybody from different fields to express their opinion based on their personal experience. Let's assume you have the following options: publishing in ...
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Putting dataset in CV

In my field (linguistics) sometimes datasets are important and scholars tend to include them in their CV. I want to know how to include my dataset in my CV? This is the approach I have in mind: ...
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How to cite a Google Play app?

In my paper I need to cite an Android application. There is an official way to cite the site Google Play? I know the tag @misc on BibTeX, but I am looking for a standard style, if exist.
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Can I cite a paper published after the initial submission of my paper?

I wonder if it is allowed to cite a recent paper, published after the initial submission of my paper. In the revision phase I am adding some missing references and I would also like to refer to some ...
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Ethics of citing a source's source [duplicate]

There were a few occasions during my Undergraduate Thesis where my research brought me to one particular author's book which benefited my work greatly not only for its content but sources. Within his ...
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Is it appropriate to cite editorial articles in a thesis?

An established academic wrote an editorial opening for a journal and it hit some very profound concepts in the field that I want to raise in my thesis. Obviously I want to extend credit to them. ...
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What is the scholarly value of a report containing experimental results and the procedure

I have performed some experiments on approximately 400+ data sets, my PI is thinking of publishing online a report that contains some background information, the software and the procedure used to ...