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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Does citation refer to paper or authors?

I imagine this question is asked before, but I could not find the answer. This is the example sentence that got me wondering: Gneiting and Ranjan (2013) generalize/generalizes these findings and ...
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Why do so many publication venues have their own citation styles?

I have noticed that it seems like every other conference has it's own citation style; even in the same field, or subfield. Or at least each provide their own bibtex style (.BST) file. Are they ...
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What do I do when I can't find the source of this chapter of a book so I can cite it APA style?

I have found part of a book in .pdf file format and it contains some information I would like to use in my study. I'm trying to cite the book APA style, but I can't find any information on it ...
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How are arXiv papers cited using IEEE citation style?

I have been trying to find an IEEE publication which cites an arXiv paper. However, it seems that electrical engineers shy away from citing anything arXiv related. I have been looking around for a ...
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How to cite supplementary material of a Science paper and avoid confusion with my own supplementary material?

I want to specify in my paper an exact methodology developed by another author and explained in the suplementary material of a Science's paper. The problem is that I already have my own supplementary ...
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How to cite Arabic translation of a German book in an English paper?

I have a question and I searched a lot but couldn't find its answer. I write in English and there are a few books which are originally written in German and French, and unfortunately there is no ...
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Citing a Video Game in Harvard Format Format

I have to write an Extended Essay as part of my IB diploma, and I'm writing mine on the episodic adventure game of Life is Strange as an English EE. One of the issues I've encountered during the ...
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What is the proper way to cite an image source, if they were given to me by a company?

I am writing my thesis and use images that were created by a company. These images are not available online, they were handed to me. How would I properly give them credit for their images? If it is ...
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How do I properly reference?

I’m writing an essay, and have been asked to use Harvard Referencing. From what I know this type of referencing uses citations similar to (my brain, 2016). And then contains a bibliography like: ...
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How to reference multiple authors of a chapter from a book [APA]?

I need help deciding how to cite a specific chapter of a group for my thesis. My problem is basically with the different types of authors the chapters of this book has. The authors titles are: ...
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MLA style: n. pag. in parenthetical reference?

Is it a rule in MLA style to have the addition "n.pag." also in parenthetical reference to a source that has no pagination? Or is the addition only required in the works cited? source: Miller, Arthur....
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How to Cite a conference talk / TED video?

Is it okay to cite a TED presentation or a video lecture or something similar? If so, how to cite that video for your paper/thesis?
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How to handle citing duplicate publications?

I am writing a review article and have come across a number of references which were published verbatim in their entirety in more than one place (same author(s) and the same content; Duplicate ...
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Should listed citations in a historical overview be ordered numerically or chronologically?

I'm writing an article and in one portion I give a brief historical overview of previous work on the problem I am studying. (In case this matters, it's a pure math article, specifically topology.) I ...
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How to cite marginalia in a second-hand book?

So this is an interesting thing I've come across. I recently purchased a modern book for my research and whoever had the book before me had some pretty great things written in the margins. As a ...
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How to reference the current year within a paper?

Whilst writing a paper about the use of digital technologies within education, it became apparent that it would be beneficial to reference the current year (in this case, 2016) to give the paragraph ...
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How to cite USGS website refereing Landsat accuracy?

I want to cite the official Geometric accuracy of the Landsat imagery, published by USGS on their website http://landsat.usgs.gov/geometry.php. The citation is suggested for a scientific journal. I ...
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MLA bibliography style in computer science

Does anyone know a computer science or engineering journal that uses MLA as their bibliography style?
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how reference a translation of an already translated text?

Somebody wrote a text in Latin, let’s call her Alice and let’s call the text De Nihilo. This text was then translated into German by Bob. In my work, I translate Bob’s translation into English. In the ...
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How to cite computer terminals like Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters?

Consider that I looked up some data, more specifically credit ratings for a sovereign, in the Bloomberg and the Thomson Reuters terminal for my thesis: The sovereign is rated Aaa by Moody's, AAA by ...
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Bibliographic entry for a pseudymous work with known real author

This question is the bibliographic pendant to this question. Let us suppose I write an academic paper where I cite the well known paper English sentences without overt grammatical subject (pdf), ...
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Is there a definitive list of style guides?

Almost every publication, journal or conference series seems to have its own style guide. Is anyone keeping track of these ? IE, is there a website which keeps a list of style guides - specifically ...
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Which google scholar citation format is IEEE standard?

When I want to use formatted citation from google sholar it;s show 5 option to copy. Which one is IEEE standard? I add an image for clear my question.
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Citing literature review APA

I am mentioning briefly research topic that has reached a general consensus and cite a literature review paper. I wonder which of the two ways below provides in terms of the best readability. I ...
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How to cite own unpublished work in text and reference?

I would like to cite one of my own unpublished work (under review). Is it okay to cite as following? In text According to author et al. (year of submission)................. In reference authors list,...
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Format of In-Text Citations for Military Publications?

Though I've scrutinized the APA 6th Edition and online examples, I remain confused about how to format military publications for in-text citations. In text, is it sufficient to cite just the ...
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Citing article where listed author is pseudonym

If one wanted to cite an article where the listed author is a pseudonym and it is well-known that the name is a pseudonym then which name ought one use? Normally I would just use the name listed on ...
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How do I cite a SDS in AMA format?

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could cite a material safety data sheet (for a chemical compound) in the AMA format? An example would be appreciated, because I couldn't find anything ...
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Use the ACM ICPS template

I got a paper accepted with the feedback "Use the ACM ICPS template" However, I used the latex template found at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template (\documentclass{sig-alternate-...
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MLA multiple parenthetical citation essay without page numbers

I have an older source that has no pagination. My question concerns the correct mode of multiple parenthetical in-text reference to the source according to MLA style. In the works cited section: ...
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Citing a passage which includes added words by the translator?

I have the translation of a work in front of me and want to quote it. The translation reads: "This is the right decision, and yet it is the wrong [one]" The translator added the 'one' in brackets ...
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How do I cite an article which has been accepted pending revisions, but the revisions aren't accepted yet?

I have an article accepted in a journal, providing I make certain revisions. I have now made the revisions and sent them off, but am awaiting the journal's confirmation that the reviewers are ...
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In-text citation for research paper. How to look for a “source” when a reference is an article on a website?

I am an I.T. student and currently working on my capstone project it is equivalent to research paper or thesis for some college courses. I usually do an in-text citation using APA style. For example: ...
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Why do some fields care so much more about citation styles?

On this website, there are 120 questions tagged citation-style, and probably many more without the tag (a search for APA returns 244 results). I work in applied mathematics, and among my colleagues ...
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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 (in ...
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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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How to cite a paragraph from a paper with a citation in it

In my paper, I want to 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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When citing a paper with a lot of authors; is it OK to shorten the author list in the references section?

I want to cite a paper that has a lot of authors. The list of authors take up half a page in my reference list, and considering the prospect of paying for extra pages, I would like to shorten it, if ...
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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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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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How many “Cambridge”s in one line? (Citing a book from C.U.P.)

I just got the page proofs of an article I wrote that is to appear. In it I cited a book, like this: Author, Title in Italics, Cambridge University Press, 1891. In the page proof it looks like ...
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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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How to edit citation style in CSL? or What citation style is this?

What Style is this? I'm trying to work on a bibliography for a paper that has to conform to an unspecified citation style. It's basically the CEEA2016 style: I saw this great link when googling ...
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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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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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PNAS citation style for chapters in a book series

I am currently trying to format the reference list of my latest article for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Unfortunately, PNAS has its own reference style, and it is minimally ...
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Is it standard practice to make sure that multiple, numbered citations occuring together are ordered? [closed]

If including multiple, numbered citations together, is it standard practice^ to order them according to number? For example, one might see Several studies [1,3,5] show that quantity X is relevant to ...
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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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