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Questions tagged [citation-style]

On the syntax and formatting of citations and reference lists according to a particular style guide (e.g., Chicago, MLA, IEEE, APA) or in general.

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Citation format for Editor's Response

I have a question about citation format. I would like to cite the comments by the editor at the beginning of a "Letters to the editor" section from Mathematics Magazine's October 1995 issue. (Not ...
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How to cite in text a citation translated by me

Thats the question. I'm writing a paper in Spanish and I need to cite (APA) several citations in Spanish of books written in English that doesn't have translated versions. My reviewer is telling me ...
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Harvard Referencing for Webinars

I want to cite a webinar in the Harvard citation style. I have found many websites talk about website referencing but could not find anything about webinars! How do you do that?
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Conference held in year X, proceedings published in X+2 - which to use?

A certain conference was held on year X, but its proceedings were published in print in year X+2. When I cite an article submitted to that conference (which I read in the published proceedings) - how ...
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Citing Shakespeare in MLA

I know there is a specific way to cite Shakespeare plays (In this case, The Tempest) in the new MLA format. How do I do that? I cannot find a resource for it.
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Advantages of different citation styles?

I find it hard to find a comprehensive overview about what kind of citation styles there are, and what should be taken into consideration to choose one. It seems to me that the most important ...
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How to Cite an IGO Document in Chicago style

I need to create citation for this document https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/countering-hybrid-warfare-project-understanding-hybrid-warfare It appears that it is developed by an entity ...
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How to cite a working paper, preprint, or manuscript?

I am wondering how I can cite a preprint (likewise a working paper, or a manuscript) which I am not supposed to officially archive because of a longer double-blind review process with an anonymized ...
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How do non-LaTeX users handle citations?

There are plenty of questions asking about how exactly to cite certain things in certain citation styles. I tend to find these puzzling, as for me this is not something the author needs to care of, ...
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Harvard referencing: order of sources with same authors and same years in the bibliography

I have two citations of groups of authors (same lead author) from the same year. Thus, in-text I am using (Smith et al. 2001a) and (Smith et al. 2001b). For the bibliography should I list these ...
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How to reference sources when I only took the ideas?

I am writing my essay where I analyze how different text search algorithms work and compare their efficiency in specific situations. I did not actually take even a sentence from where I have read ...
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Citing directly in research document

is it possible to reference a citation directly? Example: "the expected values considering the gain and the cost of each behavior as in [9]" or should one instead explicitly mention the authors? ...
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Should I indicate that definitions are from an article?

In my master thesis I included some definitions exactly (just translated in French) like they appear in a paper because they are particularly well written and easy to read for someone who has never ...
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Footnote vs reference for API documentation

As a computer scientist, I'm not sure whether I should be using footnotes or references (as in, those that go in "thebibliography" at the end) when referring to Javadocs. I think there is some ...
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Methodology Question: How to deal with others having written about similar topic?

Basically, I am wondering how one is to deal with other scholars that have written about a similar topic or have covered similar/the same phenomenon (my field are the social sciences/humanities). What ...
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Where is Harvard referencing style most commonly used?

Is Harvard referencing style used mostly in Europe? I ask because it seems to be less well known in USA than I had expected. If so, which is the most commonly used style in US academic institutions?
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Do I need to translate Works Cited at the end? [duplicate]

I am translating an academic paper to English. However, most of the sources cited at the end, are in other languages (e.g. Russian). Do I need to translate the list of references into English as well?
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How to cite the US Federal Register in Harvard referencing style?

Please advise how I should cite the US Federal Register in Harvard Reference style. As an example, I have seen this part of the Federal Register referenced as: 2012 Planning Rule (77 Fed. Reg. ...
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How can I reference a insight taught in Cousera's Lecture?

I took a specialization course at Coursera in which I have learned lot of insights that would be essentialy useful while writing my master's degree dissertation. How can I reference to them? I've ...
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How do I cite a paper presented to a conference?

I want to cite a paper presented to a conference and published in a periodical (I only have the name and the number though). How do I that? Is this right (MLA style)?: LastName, Name. "Title of the ...
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How to quote a previous paper with different authors?

I am writing a paper that builds on a previous one, where another author was present. How should I quote the previous one? For example: "In a previous paper [1] we proposed ..." or "In a previous ...
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How do I reference a conference paper that is due to be published later this year

I am writing a paper that builds on a previous work. The previous work has been accepted at a conference and will be published as part of the proceedings, but it hasn't been published yet. Do I just ...
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Citing yourself on slides when your lastname consists of multiple words

When citing a paper that you coauthored on a slide it is common to abbreviate your name to just the first letter of your last name, or your initials. So John Doe would become D or JD. My last name ...
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Is it okay to omit (one or multiple) middle names in a bibliography?

Assuming that the cited work will not be less identifiable: When including a paper in the body and bibliography of one’s work, is it okay to omit the author’s middle name(s) and just give the first ...
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How to cite a published review report of a journal article?

I found an interesting idea that was discussed in detail in a published reviewer report on an article in journal X (an open peer review journal) and I want to mention it in my manuscript. How to ...
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Citation of the table or illustration made by myself

I wanted to state the source of the illustration I made by myself. The illustration shows the structure of the company, which is based on my research and a number of other sources. What is the best ...
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Is it necessary to write “United States of America” in bibliographies when describing the place of publication?

I'm from the UK, and currently writing my dissertation. I'm citing several sources from publishers in the USA, and am unsure what the best practice is for writing the place of publication. The ...
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Citing various Google-controlled websites APA format

What exactly is the correct way to cite Google documentation websites? When referring to documentation in my thesis, I often use (Google, n.d.) as of now, referring to either developers.google.com ...
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Syncing First One on Top on Mendeley Desktop

When I save any paper on Mendely using the Chrome Extension, the first one that I have added appear last on Mendely Desktop Application after syncing. I want to change that to the first imported paper ...
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Citation: refer to author or paper? [duplicate]

What is the British English way of referring to a source in-text. Is it plural because there are two authors, like this: X and Y (2011) describe ... Or is it singular because you are ...
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APA Citation. I don't know what it's considered as

My professor gave me a pdf to cite in another paper I have. I don't know if I consider it as a report, article, or paper. I included the cite of the pdf my professor gave me. Please let me know how to ...
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How to handle a bib source with no author?

I am writing a paper in English and have a couple of sources that have no author. In German there would be the abbreviation o.V. standing for ohne Verfasser which translates to no author in those ...
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How should one cite the entirety of a journal?

I want to cite a journal itself, not an article in it, the publication. I think the same would hold for a magazine, not an issue of that magazine. The specific citation information will be enough. ...
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Can we have a citation in the Works Cited and not use it in an essay? [duplicate]

I have a citation of an online article that I used in my research for an essay, yet I haven't referenced this citation anywhere in the essay. Should I keep the citation, or delete it because nothing ...
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Some authors can use variants of their last names in two different publications. How does one write their last name when citing both inline?

When citing two articles from the same author using different initials, one should cite each article with the relevant initials, even if they are different. This is answered here. But what about ...
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How to cite a specific organization in APA?

I'm citing a quote from an attorney who works for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice in Texas. In APA format, do I italicize, use quotations, or leave it as normal text? Thank you!
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How to find the Endnote template for CJPH submission?

I have been searching and trying out to find the Endnote citation style to match the one required for the Canadian Journal of Public Health submission for hours, with no success. It demonstrated that ...
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Citations from the title of an article

I want to cite the words “cascade of disparities” which actually comes from the title of an article. Under the APA style, do I need to include a page number since the words are in the actual title (...
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How to change Mendeley APA style to correct title format?

Mendeley's APA style 6th edition formats the title as-is in your Mendeley database. APA style requires the following capitalization rules: First letter of title (e.g., This is the title) First letter ...
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Examples of when to use “Accessed” in citation and references

I once found an example of "Accessed" from or date accessed in citation and references in the current 6th edition of the APA publication manual. Would somebody please give me a proper example of how ...
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How to quote bulleted lists using IEEE style?

I found two very useful bulleted lists in my sources and I want to quote them directly in my thesis. For example: Sentence 1 Sentence 2 Sentence 3 Sentence 4 Nevertheless I only ...
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How to cite in two languages combined with acronym at the same time in Harvard style

Let's say one is writing an academic paper, and one has to deal with two languages and possibly acronyms. How would be appropiate to formate the citations in the text using Harvard style? If one is ...
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How important is it to cite the URL in bibliographies?

We use MHRA Author-Date for citations, and the information about MHRA Author-Date online is usually contradictory and unhelpful. The guide I've always referred to from my university only specifies ...
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What is the meaning of promotor and copromotor in Dutch PhD thesis?

I would like to know what is the difference between author and contributor in the Dutch system, and how to appropriately cite such a thesis? Only author? (APA format) Why this strange name promotor? ...
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Subsequent citations of a Note in a translated Book. (Chicago Style)

I am using the Chicago-style Citation in a Paper that I am working on. I have written this in a paragraph: Es lässt sich vermuten, dass Platon etwas Bestimmtes in seinen Gedanken hatte, als er ...
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APA: Citing an annual report over multiple years

I have looked everywhere for an answer to this question. I don't often use APA format. In Chicago, when referencing in-text an annual report over a span of years, one simply types: (Smith, multiple ...
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How can one reference the unnumbered page of a book or thesis before page 1?

I am reading a thesis that was printed from a microfilm copy. It is arranged like this: Abstract...........................(3 pages with no page number) Acknowledgements...................pages i-ii. ...
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Can I drop the “Lond.” in “Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond.”?

Background I would like to cite journal articles published by the Royal Society, specifically in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Apparently, ...
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APA citation for organization and project team

I'm looking for guidance on an APA citation where the author is an organization and project team. Specifically, the inner cover page reads like this: International Technology Education Association ...
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MLA: Do I have to cite the editors of a book for a research paper? [closed]

That's how the question was phrased in an English quiz I just took. The correct answer was 'yes'. Maybe the wording makes a difference, because the Purdue OWL has several example book citations with ...