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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 ...
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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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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 ...