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Style guides on structured/ordered bibliography?

Edit: The best guideline I have found so far is the Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed, section 14.58 "DIVIDING A BIBLIOGRAPHY INTO SECTIONS" (I have boldfaced the part which best answers my question): ...
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Has anybody had any success with a college level “flipped classroom?”

The "flipped classroom" seems quite successful and growing in popularity in high school. Students get their lectures at home from youtube or kahnacademy, write clarifying questions about the material ...
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What is a fast way to get the reference in a specific style?

For example, if I want to get the reference in APA, what web resources provide this style? I found a way through Refworks, but it requires several steps. Is there a faster way?
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Balanced number of sections in paper?

Longer monographs should have an odd number of chapters [the Internet,1700-xxxx]. Does this rule also apply for papers? I've got a paper with four chapters and I'm wondering if I should make it ...
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APA: How to cite chapter and edition in book

I was wondering the correct format for citing when including both book edition and the page range of the chapter. From owl purdue on citing chapter (APA): Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year ...
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Conference Title - shall abbreviation and year be listed uniformly?

I'm just had a look at my citations and they are in an aweful state. Most conference papers that I imported into my citation manager have different styles, e.g.: IEEEE Conference on Emerging Txxx ...
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Label based in text citation

In german computer science it is quite common to use citations like [HoBo12] or [HoBo12, pp.1-4] for say, Hoy, Jane; Boy, John 2010: The great story. The rules for composing this label depend on the ...
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Methodology as a Body of Methods?

I'm currently having a hard time understanding if authors are using the word methodology correctly, or if their papers should be classified as BS. Hence, I set out to get a better feeling for the ...
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In text listing style - how to use? Any downsides?

I'm currently considering to use a in line (in text) listing style, such as: 'Some things are quite good. (i) Thing A can do this and that, which is awesome because of this and that. (ii) Thing B can ...
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Style for first introduction sentence - citation required for lurid statement?

I'm trying to write my first introduction sentence, which should be catchy. I came up with a sentence along the lines of "imagine the world without this super thing, all these things wouldn't be ...
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Citing in two connected sentences

I read the answers to this, however I'm searching for an elaborated answer on how two (or more) sencentes are oubviously from one source, and hence can be cited with one citation at the end of all ...
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Active or Passive Voice in International research journal, within the field of microorganism?

I have been composing the International journal for microbiology research. I learn that research journal should consists of active voice not passive, but I find that the previous researchers for ...
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What do people usually wear to conferences?

I'm going to my first conference in about a month, where I will be presenting a poster. How do people usually dress for conferences? Do I need to dress more smartly than usual? Is formal dress (e.g. ...
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Formatting of grants

I am lucky (or potentially unlucky) enough that a grant applications that I am working on does not have any formatting specifications and instead just has a limit of 5000 words. There are some ...
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Citing a paper under review in 2 different conferences

I am currently writing 2 conference papers. One is highly quantitative in nature and the other is absolutely qualitative in nature. I am submitting both papers to conferences having deadlines in the ...
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Do you spell out Thm., Prop., Eq., Ch. in mathematical papers?

Just as the title says: do you spell out Thm., Prop., Eq., Ch. and comparable abbreviations in a mathematical paper? I suppose that, if in doubt, it is always best to stay consistent (in whatever ...
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Cite same reference in two successive sentences?

I've just read a paper, which cited the same reference in two successive sentences, like this: This is the first sentence (xxxx 2013). This is the second sentence (xxxx 2013). Up until now, ...
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APA style for program used in a study

APA Format: When writing the name of a program I used in a study (MyFriendQuest) do I need to italicise the name or add a trademark sign? I am not sure how to stylise the name of the program or if I ...
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What tense should paper titles use?

I have recently noticed that the tense of paper titles can be somewhat odd. This previous question, In what tense (present/past) should papers be written?, has some great information but it doesn't ...
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How should I cite something learned second-hand (eg, from Wikipedia) when I haven't seen the primary source?

I want to cite something that I have learned from a Wikipedia page. However, I'm loathe to cite Wikipedia because of the perception of it by my tutors, so I try to cite the original source. What ...
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Where in a thesis should a glossary be positioned?

I want to include a glossary in my master’s thesis explaining some technical terms. My university doesn't make any specifications about the usage or position of glossaries. So I'm asking myself: ...
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Use of first person in a PhD Thesis

Is there a non written rule to which person to use in the PhD thesis, 5 years of using "We" in the papers have brought me to the innate necessity to do it every time I describe something. Recently, ...
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What are the standard practices for hyphenating/spelling scientific words

I would like to know what are standard practices when words are spelled differently across the literature and/or dictionaries (when these words can be found in dictionaries). A few examples of the ...
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In what tense (present/past) should papers be written?

That is, should it be present tense or past tense? Should there be a difference between the abstract, main body and the conclusion? Does the field of publication have any impact?
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Can I use contractions in my thesis?

I am writing my thesis (in Computer Science, if that's relevant) and I am thinking about the style, especially about using contractions. I realize that thesis is a formal text and contractions like ...