Regarding identifying academic references on specific topics, or properly citing resources in academic work.

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As an undergraduate, how do I become aware of the big names and departments in my areas of interest if that area has no researchers at my university?

I'm looking into a variety of grad schools, but really the only places I know to look are at top 15 or so schools. Now, I know often times certain research areas within a discipline have top-tier ...
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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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How are textbooks meant to be referenced?

I'm studying maths, and I've found it beneficial to write my notes as if I were writing a textbook for someone else's self study - forces me to understand the material to some extent. It's of course ...
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What are books and websites I should look at before trying to write a grant?

I am an undergraduate currently involved with a local arts nonprofit, and the folks in charge would like to write grants and proposals to the colleges in town for cooperating on an after-school ...
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How to find credible sources for a general reference?

I am currently writing a paper in which I have many topics to describe. It would not be productive to read and cite papers or even books on the topics because I just have to describe them very briefly ...
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How can I show which data I'm using in my paper?

I've just started reading papers about speech recognition and algorithms on medium sized graphs (~800,000 nodes and 4,400,000 edges with some connected text data). I think a problem of these papers is ...
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Short reference on writing numbers and units

What's a quick and useful reference, either in print or online, for writing numbers and reporting measurements in scientific texts? Something I could distribute to all new students, which would cover ...