Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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Direct quotations and quoting 'questions'

If I am solving a case study for a class and I had to mention the questions asked by the authors above or below my answers in a Powerpoint presentation. I made it clear that the questions are asked by ...
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How to Quote an ICD 10 Chapter in Vancouver style?

I want to quote a chapter from ICD10 in vancouver format. I have searched whole web for some references on this. But I could not find anything. I am a newbie here. Can some one please help. This is ...
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Citing Math Lesson Plans

If I am creating lesson plans, do I need to cite the various websites I use for my work? It is for math, and the information I have used is found in thousands of sites. I have not taken any lesson ...
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Citing 'several' studies in one statement… cite all of them or use 'for example'?

Let's assume that 10 empirical studies have been done for topic x. If I want to mention the following: Several studies have been conducted to deal with topic x (study 1; study 2; study 3). My ...
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Quote Without A Source

I'm writing a paper about Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms and want to use a quote from Pessoa as written on the Wikipedia article: "the theatre of being" or "drama in people." Wikipedia does not ...
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Are infrequently-cited publications detrimental in academic hiring?

A past Q&A discussed the importance of citation counts for academic hiring decisions, particularly for tenure decisions and fresh PhDs. However, the same citation count or h-index could in theory ...
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How to cite a course overview note?

I am summarizing a course overview note which includes some useful information about digital marketing. The thing is, there's a endnote that clearly says that the course was prepared by professor X ...
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I'm writing a book and refer to quick references to spark creativity but also learn other words to improve my vocabulary. Is this plagiarism?

If you're a writer and you pull other words from an author's work to apply to your own vocabulary and work, just words, not full on sentences, is that considered plagiarism? I'm trying to learn and ...
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Should I cite a paper that I haven't read if I use a theorem in it?

In my Master's thesis I use a theorem that is recent enough that I could find the article where it is proved, but I've actually learned the theorem and its proof in two books by other authors. Is it ...
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When citing an arXiv paper, what year should one write?

A paper on arXiv can have multiple versions. It is rather frequent (at least in math) that the first version and the latest version are even from different years. When citing such a paper, is it ...
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Publishing a Bibliography on a Blog

I plan to start a blog on using free technology in the classroom, but I want to have a strong scholarly element to my posts. I would like to keep a site-wide bibliography on the blog that summarizes ...
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When is reference for a definition needed and not needed?

Does all definitions need a reference? Is there any rules to when you need one(or more) and when you don't?
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Almost identical general statement with different citations – is this a problem?

Paper X states that A is bla bla, but also referred to as B [1] and C [2]. I recently wrote: A is referred to as B [3] and C [4]. where Paper [3] and [4] are about the same topic as papers ...
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Can publicly available datasets which are hosted in Github be used in research papers?

I am in a dilemma. I have used an old publicly available dataset for some of my analysis and want to publish it. But the problem is that it was publicly available and hosted in a website ...
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How to cite paper when there is a gap between conference date and publication date

We are preparing conference proceedings of a research unit to be published online for the first time. Their first conference was in 2010. We are developing their website with export citation options ...
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Using images from articles in a book [duplicate]

I am writing a book to be published (to be sold), and I am citing a few research articles to explain state-of-the art research. In a couple of chapters I have copied a couple of images from those ...
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Citing a book vs citing the original paper

Books often have great overviews of topics and can cite dozens of papers in a single section or chapter and the book author typically cites the original discoveries of many others besides himself. Is ...
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Is this a correct way of using a literature review in a thesis?

I'm writing a thesis and I'm supposed to find existing mechanisms about a topic. The literature review papers can be called B and the primary literature B uses is called A. I have found 2 ...
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Why does the Chicago referencing guide use colons for page numbers in some cases, and commas in others?

I love the Chicago Manual of Style notes-bibliography referencing style, although I treat it as the lesser of many evils. For instance, this has always bugged me: why is it that in footnotes, the page ...
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How to cite UNESCO web site in scientific paper? [duplicate]

I want to cite this UNESCO website page, describing Man and Biosphere reserves There is no indication how to cite it. Do you please have some suggestions?
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Do I have to request permission from a website to use an image that they use to promote their product on their site?

I am currently checking proofs for a Springer article. The editor has asked us to provide permission details for all figures. One of the figures is a screenshot from a software product, as found in ...
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How to cite a retouched image that originally comes from an ebook on archive.org?

I need to write a citation for an image -- this is not my paper, I'm just advising on the citation. This image is the one that is being used. It is an edited version of this image, which came from ...
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How to obtain the h-index or number of publications for a given academic as a function of time?

Services like Google Scholar can provide you with the h-index of a given author at present. Is there a way or a service that provides a time series of the h-index (or the number of publications) as a ...
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Using unpublished epigraphic data (an inscription I discovered) in a linguistics paper? [closed]

I had discovered an inscription and the epigraphic finding is yet to be published. Can I use that data for a related linguistics paper I am working on?
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How to deal with results that are given as exercises

I'm currently writing my thesis in mathematics and in the introductory part I want to give a brief overview over a field I'm not very familiar with. There are some results in the book I'm reading ...
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How to cite class notes in a paper?

In a paper, I have used a very classic method, whose details I found in certain class notes, found googling the name of the method itself. I would like to cite these class notes (something like ...
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How to cite when writing a paragraph in my history paper that is composed entirely of historical facts?

Since almost everything I have found is something I pulled from a source, how do I write my essay without citing basically every single line? Edit: Yes, in my paper I am arguing something which will ...
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When to refer to a paper as “seminal”

I am writing a paper that relies heavily upon some important work done 10 some years ago. The paper was well received gathering well over a 100 citations and is a must mention within my niche field. I ...
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On citing common knowledge and giving credit to the 'right' authors

Suppose that I am reading a marketing book and, while reading a specific chapter, I find like there are 10 footnotes with most of them related to specific examples or specific numbers; in other words, ...
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Is it professional to have a “cited by” section of a personal website?

I'm not sure if there's a word or phrase for a "reverse bibliography", but that's what I'm looking to put on my website - a list of other papers that have cited my own work. The goal is to show that ...
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How closely can I follow a cited mathematical derivation in my PhD dissertation?

There is a well known result from 60 years ago that only ever has its result quoted these days. I found a 20+ year old MS thesis that had a very clear mathematical derivation of the result from first ...
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Citation for a processor instruction set?

I am writing a paper where I am talking about the SSE and AVX instruction sets. For a hardware feature like an instruction set, I am wondering how to figure out what is an appropriate citation to ...
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Unsure of Convention for In-Text Citations

I'm writing a longer paper for a course as part of a final project. The paper is on a topic we didn't cover in class and is obviously intended as a way to let me teach myself something we didn't have ...
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How to cite Andy Warhol's Marilyn

In one of the images I made to illustrate my PhD thesis, I included a "Marilyn" by Andy Warhol (image below), and I cannot find the museum/collection where the painting is exhibited. How should I cite ...
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Citing oneself in PhD application documents: Good or bad?

Some PhD applications I've gone through involved submitting a research proposal, statement of interests and/or a sample article review (e.g. of a specific, pre-determined article which has relevance ...
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Cite a paper currently under review [duplicate]

I wrote a paper a few months ago, which I submitted to a journal and is currently under review. My field is mathematics. Lately I have been thinking about a few things with a colleague and we came ...
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Citing medium of access for a book in MLA

I'm trying to write an essay with the following MLA citation in the bibliography: Hoffman, Conrad. In the Prison Camps of Germany: A Narrative of "Y" Service among Prisoners of War. New York: ...
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Should I add references to a conference poster [duplicate]

I read the "Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation" article by Thomas C. Erren and Philip E. Bourne. It gives me the general idea of how to prepare a poster. However, I wonder whether I ...
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Should I include derivations elaborated in other's paper in my paper's appendix?

I used results from derivations of a theoretical physics paper in my paper. Is is appropriate for me to include the derivations with a few adaption specific to my work with citations like: 'most of ...
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How do I reference something I've referred to, but not directly quoted. Or do I? [closed]

I'm writing a report and I've used a website for some of my research. I haven't directly quoted anything from the website but you can tell that's where I got my information from if you know what I ...
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Is it standard practice to make sure that multiple, numbered citations occuring together are ordered?

If including multiple, numbered citations together, is it standard practice^ to order them correctly? For example, one might see Several studies [1,3,5] show that quantity X is relevant to Y. Or ...
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Do statements giving background about a problem require proper citation?

Say I am starting a paper, with the purpose of showing my work to some professors internally at my department for some high-level feedback - with no plans for it to be published at the moment, but ...
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Mixing primary and secondary references

Suppose paper 1 establishes that roses are red, and cites paper 2 for the statement that violets are blue. Apart from the blueness of violets, no other results from paper 2 are relevant for paper 1, ...
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Citation policies: original papers or recent monographs?

When referencing previous results, should one cite the original paper(s) or a recent comprehensive monograph? Specifically, in my area of interest (a relatively recent branch of mathematics), ...
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Why do we put names first in bibliographies?

While adding references to a .bib file the other day I found myself putting the title field first as it provided more information about the citations than the author names. After some thought, I ...
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Is citation required when answering/giving own opinion on case study questions?

If I am reading and analyzing a particular case study and then answering its questions, if I am just giving my opinion or a solution, should I 'cite' it? For example, if we are talking about branding ...
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APA citation of a published interview

I am strugging to find a consistent answer on how to correctly reference a chapter in a book, that is an interview. (The book in question is avaliable as PDF here) The book is edited by two authors ...
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ACS Style image citation

I'm trying to cite an online image that I am using for a chemical literacy review. It is required to use ACS style, but the style guide makes no mention of images per se. I therefore tried to cite it ...
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Should I cite while summarizing case studies? If yes, how to read the numerical system?

I have to summarize a large case study and present it in a Powerpoint presentation for class. The case itself is a Harvard Business case and its information is built upon citations and references. ...
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MHRA: citing texts from foreign language - original in footnotes?

I often insert quotes from foreign languages in my undergraduate essays. I translate them in English in the main text, but do I have to put the original text in the footnotes? It will make them long ...