Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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Retired curator- archaeology/anthropology [closed]

For the past 8-9 years an American adjunct professor (MA) has been republishing an article in which she cites two examples of my research, neither of which in my opinion bear correct citation. When I ...
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Citing a collection of work (i.e. literature review) by 1 citation?

There comes a time when one is reviewing a certain model of a certain author (let's call him X) who claims that his/her model was built upon the work of Author A, Author B, Author C, etc... with ...
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What is the best collaborative editor for writing manuscripts as a Word writer with a LaTeX writer? [closed]

What do academics consider to be the best collaborative writer? Ideally, one that can be used by researchers across disciplines. Why? I'm looking for the following: Ability to insert/manage ...
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How to cite reference in APA style when author names form part of sentence?

When a citation reference is an integral part of a sentence, such as: Gordon and Metric provide a wide review of the key mechanisms... Where and how is it best to place the citation reference (...
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Which access-date should be used for cited websites

As the title says I am wondering which access date I should use for citing a website. Let's say the assignment is due in one week and I have cited and accessed the website one month ago. Now I am ...
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If there are two published versions of a paper, which one should I cite?

While writing my thesis, I have encountered the following situation: My thesis is based on the work of Gourieroux et al. (1993) who, as part of the text, cites another paper, Gourieroux and Monfort (...
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Is it advisable to cite papers in PhD Statement of Purpose?

I found out some similar questions, such as https://www.quora.com/Should-I-cite-papers-in-my-Statement-of-Purpose, Is it advisable to use formal citations in a statement of purpose?. However, I think ...
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Citing in a research paper when the citation is based on an published interview

What is the correct way to quote a person in an academic research paper when that person has said something in an interview? Many professors are considered as experts on their own fields, and hence ...
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Is it OK to reuse part of the related work section published in a previous paper?

We published paper A before. Now, we are writing the camera-ready version of paper B, which is closely related to paper A. Therefore, we currently reused around 50% of the related work section from ...
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How to refer to a theorem in a book of which I don't know the source?

I am writing a paper in math. In that paper, I need to quote several theorems/propositions from a classic textbook on the subject. All of them are quite standard results, but I am not sure what are ...
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Referencing a paper I can't find? [duplicate]

This paper is well-known as the first modular programming paper but I can't seem to find it anywhere: "Segmentation and Design Strategies for Modular Programming" by Larry L. Constantine ...
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Authoring unverified common-knowledge statements in papers about quality software-engineering?

Writing a software-engineering paper where I'm saying things like: Quality software-engineering/software-design means developing modularised, tested, documented, maintainable, extensible and ...
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What are the downsides of using DOIs in reference sections of publications?

Few papers use DOIs in the reference section (example below). What are the downsides of using DOIs when listing references? A typical example from one of the main conferences in the natural ...
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How do I properly cite my own course project in my master's thesis?

I am writing up my MSc thesis right now, and I am including some material that I developed as part of one of my course projects (done during the MSc as well). How do I cite that? It technically wasn'...
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How to use results/ideas from a paper I reviewed?

I recently reviewed a paper (general applied mathematics context). During the review, I realized that the fairly general ideas introduced in the paper can potentially be applied to a specific problem ...
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Is citing in an abstract required to avoid plagiarism?

Is it considered plagiarism if in the abstract, only key authors of frameworks used were cited and other peripheral concepts mentioned in the abstract were not cited but were cited in the body of the ...
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Is there a convention for specifying the location of a quote from a page?

Suppose that you have excerpted from a long, dense page of text without any line numbers or numbering that stipulates the location. So far, I write: p 10 ( [one of:] Top, Middle, Bottom)
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Citations in abstract [duplicate]

I am interested to know about rules in writing abstract in social sciences. Is it wrong if you just cited in the abstract around two key authors of frameworks where your study was based? Then ...
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How to give a credit to the sources on the Internet in an acceptable way?

I am a PhD student in mathematics. It happens to me that many times I see some very good mathematical ideas on the Internet and my research is influenced by these ideas. In general, the Internet ...
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How to format citations for proposals with a 5-page limit

I’m submitting a proposal that has a 5 page limit (12 point font!) for EVERYTHING (figures, citations, tables) and I’m wondering how best to format my citations to save space. No specified citation ...
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How to cite a paragraph from a paper with a citation in it

In my paper, I wanna cite a paragraph from another paper that looks like this : Universities are an ideal target for attackers because they have high bandwidth and open systems.“A university is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...