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Questions about when to cite a certain work, which work to cite, etc. For questions on formatting a given citation, use [citation-style].

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How to merge citations from two different google scholar accounts?

I have two gmail accounts. Each has its own Scholar account. I want to merge them both so that my citations are unified. As I have different citations on both accounts. Can someone help?
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How can I cite a report written by a Congressman in MLA Style?

The report is called The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Policy on Marijuana. I have no idea how to cite this online source. It seems confusing since it isn't a bill but rather just something he ...
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Reputed journal publications, yet I have small number of citations

People say that the impact factor and number citations somehow correlated. However; since 2012, I published 7 articles in well reputed top-10% journal, 5 papers in flagship conferences. Yet my total ...
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How to cite an ISO standard where I can only get access to the drafts?

I am writing my bachelor thesis and want to cite the ISO C++ standard. However I am unable to get my hands on a copy of the standard, since the library does not have a physical or digital copy. I do ...
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Is pasting an excerpt from Wikipedia in a paper without reference plagiarism?

Assume you are reviewing a paper and discover that some general definitions therein have been copied from Wikipedia without mentioning the source. Should it be considered plagiarism or can it be ...
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Can an author refer to work they did jointly using the first person?

I wrote a paper with a collaborator. The collaborator wrote a followup paper where they referred to their work in that paper in the first person, i.e. "in a previous paper, I presented the idea that......
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citing company yearly reports in papers

I am writing a conference paper and want to cite the following report by Symantec using Bibtex (https://www.symantec.com/security-center/threat-report). I am currently using @techreport which only ...
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Tool that suggests references based on a given bibliography

I'd like to have a tool (software or website) that helps me in doing literature surveys. Here's how I pictured that tool in my mind. Let's suppose that I've found myself a few relevant papers. As soon ...
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Where to get big volumes of academic papers with citations [migrated]

I'm developing a final degree project and the first step would be to get a big amount of (public) academic papers with citations included. The purpose of the system is to calculate bibliometric ...
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Multiple accounts of plagiarism (?) during literature study: are my standards too high or should I take action?

I'm currently doing my literature review in preparation for my graduation (masters degree) thesis work at a Dutch university. The past semester I worked as a student assistent on a first-year project, ...
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How are eBooks cited for a paper due to be published by a university in the U.S.? [closed]

I've literally found 4 different styles so far, and counting. The American Mathematical Society, or at least a website that claims to have association with it, says to use APA, meanwhile literally ...
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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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How much time do MS/PhD computer science students spend in internships, and when do they do internships during the year?

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify: How much time do MS/PhD computer science students spend in internships? When do MS/PhD computer science students do internship during the ...
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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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Do I cite the article or the article's sources?

I am writing an article that is analysing an existing article, that only uses secondary research (research that wasn't conducted by myself - and that I'd obtained from this article). When citing this ...
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Citing personal communication from a paper

Can (should?) I cite a personal communication from another paper? In my specific case, I want to express that a certain metric is not available yet, but it is the focus of ongoing research. I know ...
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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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How to cite raw data shared by a client?

My capstone student project is a consultation report. How do I cite a raw data sample (extracted from Google AdWords) shared directly by my client? No preference between APA and MLA, it's my only ...
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Characterization of the lifespan of an academic paper

Every paper has a life-span that could be measured by the time difference between the publication date and the date of the "last" citation (if one exists). Of course, it is not possible for one to ...
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I used feedback from the code review SE for an assignment. Do I have to mark it?

I wrote source code for an assignment. After I was done and the program was functional, i uploaded a piece (a class) on the Code Review SE and people gave me advice, which I then implemented. Should i ...
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Using my published work on another paper

I am currently working on a new publication that uses the same control algorithms that I implemented on another experiment. The controllers are well explained in the published paper but I wish to ...
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Can we cite/use publications from other disciplines?

I reflect about preparing research publications and possibly starting a PhD. The subject matter of my interest has connections with the social sciences different from mine. Specialised in Law, I ...
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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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How to see citation contexts of all the papers that cite a paper?

Given a paper, I'm looking for a quick way to see the citation contexts of papers that cite that paper, to gauge both the direction and intensity of sentiment towards the original paper and help me ...
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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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MSc Dissertation Tables & Figures Errors submitted

I submitted my dissertation yesterday, one day before the due date. Upon reading back through the dissertation, I noticed quite an error in my methods and discussion. Unfortunately, due to adding a ...
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Figures in the introduction of a paper

I am preparing a paper for proceedings of a conference in the domain of engineering and physics. Is it formally acceptable to add a figure in the introduction? The idea is that I am explaining ...
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In what order should I list bibliography entries by the same author?

Suppose that a bibliography contains two entries by the same author, published in the same year (and for the sake of simplicity, with no coauthors). Which order should they be listed in? At least ...
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How to deal with sources whose authors I don't have good relationship with?

I used to have a good relationship with an author, but now it's broken. However, my work is heavily based on the work of that author, and I'm not sure if citing it without informing them is OK here. ...
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Google scholar citation counting suddenly drops, very recently [closed]

Very recently, I had noticed that almost all scholars, from all countries and from all different universities, that I am aware of, their Google scholar citations counting suddenly drop (of the scale ...
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I publish under a single name, Google scholar does not index my name. What can I do?

I publish under a single name (no last name). As google scholar does not recognise me as an author I face several issues with citation counts and wrong bibliographic data being available at google ...
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How to refer to a source with “minor” typos in the title?

This questions supplements the existing: how to refer to a source with typos in the title, where OP spotted grammar mistakes in the title of papers mentioned in the reference list and wondered whether ...
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Citing the present study to validate an information

In geology, it is common to describe structures observed on land. Very often, these structures are described in details and then an interpretation is provided to explain how they have contributed to ...
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Multiple citations in Zotero - shows code [closed]

I'm trying to insert multiple citations in a word document through Zotero, using the classical view and multiple sources function. However, when I have selected all of my sources and press ok, the ...
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Someone cited citations I used without citing my work and effort in finding the references

Recently I came across a conference paper that tried to solve the same problem I solved couple of years ago and published a workshop publication about, but using a different algorithm. In their ...
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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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Wrong citation? What should I do?

PLEASE SEE CLARIFICATION BELOW I noticed that one of my citations is "problematic". It is from a book, but I found a Scopus reference that show it as a conference paper, with no authors. So I thought ...
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How detailed should a methodology be presented?

I am writing a manuscript dedicated to the classification of natural processes occurring worldwide. In this study, I create a composite model involving a classifier, i.e. a Neural Network model, that ...
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APIs or databases that allows one to retrieve the works that a book cites

Are there APIs or databases that allow to retrieve the works that a book cites. Eg. I give it an ISBN, and it returns all the works that it cites (not those it is cited by). APIs or databases like ...
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Citation depth dilemma (writing sci. article for peer review journal)

The scenario: in an article, found a point/claim/fact that would fit/support perfectly a broader point I'm trying to construct (@Related works section) The dilemma: Whom to cite? a) only the ...
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Found published work that doesn't reference previous related work

I have been researching a specific topic in computer science for a couple of years now and a well established professor and his students have recently published a couple of publications in that topic ...
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Do I need in text citations for an article on a historical event if I have links?

I am writing an article on a historical event chronicled by Plutarch and translated by the Harvard University Press and have used certain ideas and facts from his writings in my own article by ...
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Extending work without plagiarism

I am working in a sub-field of computer science (deep learning), more specifically a particular application of LSTMs to learn simple functions. My work is building on the work of another researcher to ...
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Citing a document without year information

I have to cite a product manual in a journal paper, but the product manual do not have a year mentioned on it. The content of product manual has not changes over the years. Could this type of ...
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Verb plurality when citing paper with multiple authors [duplicate]

I already wrote a paper draft using inline citations like the following: However, [12] argues that ... Here I use "argues" instead of "argue" because the citation "[12]" acts as a singular noun (i....
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How do I use MLA citations for the title of my paper?

I have a short quote as part of the title of an essay I am writing, and was wondering how I'd cite a quotation in the title of my essay in MLA format?
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In MLA 8th Edition, how do you write inline citations for books with page numbers starting from the chapter?

I am writing a thesis proposal in which I must cite a book whose pages start from the beginning of each chapter. For example, for an author Johnson, citing from chapter 14, on page 2, I write ...
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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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Citing propositions etc. in a master's thesis

So in my mathematics master's thesis I am mainly following a certain paper, trying to understand it and present it's results in my own way. Now for a few chapters in my thesis I am basing them off of ...
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How to cite oneself as co-author without all names, for resume or presentation?

My questions regards the format of citation. For the context: I am a student, presenting my work (with slides) and referring to the publications in which I am co-author (never in the first three ...