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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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Whom to cite from an article: the reporter or the person who provided a quote to the reporter?

I am reading this 2016 article: EI benefits (The Globe and Mail) The article is written by the reporter R. Younglai. In an academic paper, I am talking about a specific theory/concept which is ...
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Does exists a book citations graph?

I'm wondering if exists a tool/website which aim is to collect all the works cited, in each note and in the bibliography, in a book. Expecially non-fiction books. So a similar collection that Google ...
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Does copying facts from Wikipedia, with attribution, constitute plagiarism?

I had an assignment where I had to create a web-based advertisement for a Computer that was created in the 1970 era or earlier. In my advertisement, I copied facts from Wikipedia such as "Output ...
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How to Reference to Online Articles [duplicate]

What is the right method to follow when referencing an article published on a website? For example, I want to include the below sentence from this article. A mere 81.7 seconds later, a chunk of ...
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Is it “inappropriate” to write in a manuscript “this problem is unsolved, though arguably progress has been made” and then reference your own work?

Is it considered inappropriate to write in a manuscript "this problem remains unsolved, though arguably progress has been made" and then reference your own work? Because you would be saying that your ...
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When citing two volumes of 18, should I place into Bibliography the citation of the whole collection or two separate citations for each cited volume?

When citing two volumes of 18, should I place into Bibliography the citation of the whole collection or two separate citations for each cited volume? Anyway, I use Chicago reference style. And the ...
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When citing a thesis, do I list supervisors as coauthors?

I am citing someone's bachelors thesis, and someone else's PhD thesis. Do I include the supervisors for each of these works as a coauthor of the thesis?
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When are there reasons to cite more or fewer sources?

As a young scholar I was paranoid about accusations that I hadn't read the literature, so I tended to cite lots of papers. More recently, I've noticed an elegance in relying on fewer of them. ...
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Is it common to have no MathSciNet version of a paper in Mathematics?

For papers/books in mentioned in MathSciNet there is a way to get a BibTex version of the citation. I wanted to cite a paper and it is not in MathSciNet. It is a published paper in International ...
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Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date) in-text citation help for quoting a politician speaking in a House of Commons Debate

The general in-text citation rule is this (for a quotation): (Last name Year, Page Number). In 13.65 (17th Edition), CMoS gives an example of a detailed in-text citation: ... text in the quote ...
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How to cite a conference paper similar to thesis topic published during research?

I have been working on a topic for my PhD thesis, since mid-2017. I have found a recent article published in 2019, focusing on the similar topic. Since my research started earlier - I also have ...
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How to cite a game and props invented by the researcher?

I am editing a paper to comply with APA 6th edition standards for credits, citations, and references. But the situation described next is new to me, and I could not find a satisfactory answer in the ...
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can we use same text as shared on some website giving reference

I am preparing a paper.I have copy pasted text from several blogs websites in the research paper. I have cited the original website links from where it is copy pasted as it is. I want to know by ...
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How to cite quote from Gutenberg Project ebook?

I am reading 'The life and letters of Charles Darwin' from Gutenberg Project ebook. I want to cite some quotes from this book in academic article. How can I cite it? Project FAQs suggests following ...
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Create journal database: is there any easy way to auto download all the citations of a volume or all the volumes of a journal?

I am trying to create my own research database, the first step I do is to identify the journals that I need to read and refer to. The way I create the searching database is copying all the articles ...
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How to cite a revised second edition?

So, I am trying to cite a book in the References section of my paper, and the publication information on the book cover is really confusing, which is as follows: AN INTRODUCTION TO WITTGENSTEIN'S ...
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How do you cite an image no longer found on the internet [duplicate]

I have been working on this report and I saved and downloaded certain images off the internet to put in my paper. When I was going back to cite them later, I reverse google searched the images by ...
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Papers on cost of (ir)reproducibility and data loss [closed]

I am looking for a study or conceptual/theoretical paper on monetary costs associated with bad data management practices in academia. As "bad" I mean not following FAIR principles, lack of archiving, ...
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I used a fork of a GitHub repository whose paper I cited – should I also cite the fork?

I want to cite a GitHub repository in scientific publications. The repository that I used is a fork version of the original GitHub repository which is accompanied by a paper. Both repositories are the ...
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How to Cite research papers retrieved from a computer software?

There's an offline school software from the computer laboratory which is able to view research paper from the previous students who had graduated. How should I cite it in my reference list using APA 6 ...
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Academic integrity question on self-referencing and changing a paper after acceptance

The day before yesterday I got an acceptance letter for a conference paper, with the ability to make some minor revisions over the next week. This will be my first conference for my PhD so it's a ...
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Citing a secondary (indirect) quotation in the epigraph

In my thesis I want to use the following quotation in the epigraph of a chapter: It is very difficult to predict — especially the future. There are many variations of this quote, and the ...
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Where are all the citations going?

I started noticing something that left me wondering a bit. My estimate is that the average paper (for example submitted to physical review journals, contains of the order of 50 citations). But if the ...
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Am I allowed to modify figures of a dissertation for my dissertation

Can I modify a figure of someone else's dissertation and use the modified picture in my dissertation? Or might this be a problem regarding the copyright? Of course I would cite the source which I got ...
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Should I cite a paper when a sentence is not a findings of a research work but mentioned in the paper?

Problem In the methodology section of this paper, authors mentioned that Compared to other social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has been less studied and ...
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Cite in two different ways in same paper?

Can I cite in two different ways in the same paper? Is this considered appropiate? Example. It was first shown in Heston (1949) that the model is complete. An easier proof can be found in [5].
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How do I cite an article with no page numbers and only a DOI number (APA format)?

I am writing an article that requires citations in APA format. As you may know, that format requires page numbers I am pulling quite a few articles from the journal of Remote Sensing (MDPI), which ...
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Can I include just a folder from Zotero into Overleaf instead of my entire library?

I am setting up an Overleaf account to work with my Zotero account and ran into an annoying issue. I have one folder within my Zotero library which contains all the references I want to use in a ...
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Why did notable mathematician Walter Rudin have so few citations according to ResearchGate? [closed]

According to ResearchGate, Rudin had about 30 ish papers and 500 ish citations. How come so few? I thought he was this legend of maths. Here's his profile: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-...
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Can open-source software be peer-reviewed and published?

My colleague and I have developed a software tool and intend to release it open-source. This tool is specifically for tasks in my field but we think it would be helpful for the wider community. Our ...
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How to cite (unpublished) data set during peer review?

In the move towards open science, it is becoming common practice to deposit the data accompanying a publication in a dedicated data repository. Often, authors prefer to delay the publication of the ...
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I was a rapporteur of the main session of an intergovernmental forum, should I add the final report as a publication in my CV? [closed]

I was an intern at an intergovernmental organization, during an international forum I reported the first and main panel, should I add the final report in my CV as a publication? The final report's ...
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Citing abstract only papers/conference proceedings

I'm doing my MS in Astronomy and Astrophysics so almost all of the literature I need is readily available on NASA ADS website (ui.adsabs.harvard.edu) with links to downloadable PDFs and HTML articles. ...
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Should I cite an article that I can't find?

I am facing a problem, the article seems a very important reference that everyone talking about the subjects is citing it. However, looking at these articles, they can't give a reference or link to ...
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Harvard referencing: same year, same last name, same initials

This is a question about the Harvard referencing system. I've written a paper and cited two publications, each with a single author, both published in the same year. These authors are unrelated - ...
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Citing papers with newer arXiv versions

I am writing my Master's thesis on topological quantum field theories, and would like to cite the following paper: arXiv version: https://arxiv.org/abs/q-alg/9503002 Published version: https://aip....
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How to get notified when a specific paper is cited

I cannot find anymore the option to get notified with an alert on google scholar when a specific paper gets cited. I am sure I could set up this a while ago because if I go in my profile I can see ...
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Condensed citation of multiple GitHub issues

I have submitted around ~12 bug reports and want to cite this factoid in my paper. But I don't want to cite 12 different links for each GitHub issue. The links all have this common prefix: https://...
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How to cite a subsection of a book for IEEE

For example, we use pp. 4-7 for pages from 4 to 7 and ch. 2 for chapter 2, but how should we cite a subsection of a book when a chapter is divided into multiple subsections, e.g. 2.1, 2.2, ... in a ...
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Correctly formatting automatic APA 7th edition style citations in Word [closed]

I have Office 365 and in Microsoft Word which is updated to the latest edition. I could manually enter inline citations, but for speed and ease of citing, I have elected to use the automatic citation ...
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How to cite a paper which has been presented and included in proceedings but not yet published online?

I have submitted my paper to a conference A, where it has been presented and is included in the proceedings and is yet to be published online and would be completed in few months. How do I cite this ...
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bibtex entries for versions of the c++ standard

Where can I find BibTeX entries that help me cite a version of the C++ standard? In a paper I discuss the necessity of trailing return types, which became available in C++11. I want to be able to cite ...
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Can I use open-source code for a simulation for my research?

I am working on a paper and I found open-source code that I could use for running a simulation. Should I write my own code for that simulation? Will it be enough if I refer to the code in my citations/...
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How to cite an old paper?

My first article was accepted with minor revisions, one of them being the correction of a citation. This citation points to the first time the method I am improving was proposed, which was 1962. Here ...
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To what extent should relevant background be discussed vs. just referenced?

Is is perfectly appropriate to refer reviewers to other papers for understanding a concept or writer must include the concept in his paper too? What should be done while keeping brevity, plagiarism ...
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Citation in lecture notes? [duplicate]

We do citations when we refer to someone else’s papers but what about lecture notes? If I come across someone’s lecture notes which has a different way of presentation of a theorem or some problem and ...
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Export Google Scholar search for fine-grained analysis

Problem I recently started to survey an algorithm described in a paper. I would like to include some variants of this algorithm in my survey. One natural choice is to use "cited by" feature in ...
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API Usage Example Citation Necessity [closed]

Many APIs come with code examples on how to use them. Is it necessary to add attribution if one adapts these examples or copies them. Does using lines of code examples for api usage require ...
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when should we write the bibliography?

what do you recommend me ? write the bibliography as I write my dissertation, or focus on the bibliography at the end of the writing? Thank you
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APA citation of two articles with no author, no date, and the same title?

I'm looking to cite both of the following articles: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Institute_for_Free_Speech https://ballotpedia.org/Institute_for_Free_Speech For web pages like this, my ...

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