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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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References of an updated version arXiv paper not added in Google Scholar

I first uploaded a paper to arXiv and it was correctly added to my Google Scholar profile. After a few months, I made some modifications to the article, uploading a second version to arXiv (this ...
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Can free plagiarism tools cause plagiarism false positives when students upload content checked with free tools to the Turnitin?

As a lecturer I have advised many students to use a free plagiarism checker tool and get verified your work is plagiarism free, when they don't have access to a widely-used paid tool like Turnitin. I ...
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How to bibliographise forthcoming sources to appear in a Festschrift

It’s not uncommon, at least not in my field, to refer to articles, books, chapters, etc., which have not yet been published. In in-text citations, these simply appear as Author (fc.) (or forthc. or ...
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Making an offhand note in a citation

I noticed that a PDF link from a university course I used as a URL to cite doesn't open, unless it's opened from the course portal itself. Within my referencing of the source, I note which link to ...
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Where is the best place to refer to the system of transliteration in an article?

Following APA style, "if you are citing a work written in a non-Latin script (e.g., Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Russian), the reference must be transliterated into the English alphabet." Sometimes, for ...
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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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Cite appendix from guest author (APA)

I need to cite the appendix of a book that I already cited somewhere else in my paper, but the appendix was written by a guest author whose name is not among the author names of the book. Does this ...
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APA7 citation - What to use for 'location' of an online conference poster/presentation

Since there's quite a few online or virtual (i.e. not in person) conferences happening these days (e.g. the 2020 AGU Fall Meeting), what do people use for the 'Location' field in a full citation? ...
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How to quote sources in multiple languages in a list of references with APA (and MLA)

The APA Manual of Style covers in detail the issues associated with translating references into other languages. However, it fails to give any answer to my question (just as any resources I have been ...
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In the related work section of a dissertation, can I use images and source code from other articles, with attribution?

I'm brushing up the related work section of my master's dissertation, and it would be very useful to include some diagrams and code snippets from other articles on that section (and that section alone)...
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How to cite JavaDoc?

Writing a technical Master's degree thesis in the IT field, I need to cite sentences that are in the JavaDoc, where are no author and no year. Ex. From: java.util.Queue The Queue interface does not ...
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Should I cite a pre-print as published on reviewer's request?

I have cited a recent pre-print posted in arxiv in one of my papers that is accepted for presenting in a conference. One of the reviewers (who is one of the authors of the pre-print I suspect) has ...
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Will EasyChair preprints be automatically indexed by Google Scholar?

Is anyone aware if a preprint uploaded to EasyChairs preprint server will automatically be indexed by Google Scholar, or do I need to manually add the citation to my profile?
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Properly citing an image from a website

I'm using an image from https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/eteu/agn/ on the Unified Model of AGNs, and I've captioned it The AGN unified model, showing the BLR and NLR, as well as different types ...
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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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Citing draft papers

I'm working on a project where I've come across a couple relevant papers that are marked as "preliminary drafts" and/or with a request not to cite them because they are preliminary. Should I cite the ...
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How to change the title of a paper without harming the citation counts

Sometimes, after I publish a working paper in arXiv or a refereed paper in a conference, I change the title of the paper. This can be due to several reasons: A reviewer in a journal I submitted to ...
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What does 'Ex:' in Google Scholar results signify?

Any Google Scholar gurus out there? When I run a search in GS, in this case for the term 'webometrics' for the year 1988, the results all contain the following in parenthesis... (Ex: webometrics) ...
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How many levels of sub-citations are appropriate?

I'm writing my Thesis and I found a brilliant book that helps me write it in a coherent manner. Consider this: The author, Smith, talks about Approach XYZ and writes: XYZ is about ..., first used ...
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How to cite an old poem which appears in a new collection/anthology put together by a different editor? (Chicago)

According to CMS, we should cite a poem in an anthology as we would a chapter in an edited book. But, what if the poem was orginally written in another year? eg. Hàn Mặc Tử. [1939] 2009.“Hồn là ai?” (...
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Inline Citations and Abbreviation/Acronym locations

The question I have is two-fold, but it's basically the same question for citations and abbreviations. Let's say that I'm writing a thesis and I want to briefly mention a term which I hope to define ...
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CSL category for computer science

I use CSL to manage my bibliography entries. However, I do not know how what category to choose for a computer science book (e.g. on artificial intelligence). I think that neither "engineering&...
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Citing a general fact but applying it to a specific point I'm making in a sentence

Here are two sentences from a paper I'm writing: In addition to being context specific, competencies try to describe what a person needs to succeed in a context at a useful level of abstraction. This ...
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Is it okay to cite a supplemental attachment when referencing a previously published technique or method? (advanced materials and surface science)

The thorough answer to Roadmap and possible pitfalls for a first-time software author to publish a paper on a Python package? covers the issue nicely, and it's not yet clear if in my case this paper ...
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How to cite an entire section I rephrased from a book using APA style?

Let us say that I'm summarizing a chapter from a book. I'm rephrasing an entire section, let us say that the section is about scheduling algorithms which are taken from operating systems concepts book....
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Author-Date style with Mendeley citation manager

I have recently started using Mendeley Desktop with Microsoft Word. I am using the Author-Date style of citation and have encountered some difficulties. I'm hoping someone has a solution. Here are the ...
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Citing a Book in Projects/ Research Papers?

I am Currently Working on Writing my Undergraduate Minor Project Report. For that I need to Study Various Topics from Various Books. Now, My Process is to Read the Chapters Thoroughly and then write ...
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How do you refer to foreign titles in APA6?

I'm familiar with the example for when I am citing a part of a foreign source but I have questions about referring to foreign titled work. I have written papers before in MLA, but I am required to ...
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How do I make a parenthetical citation for a speech?

I'm writing a position paper and wanted to quote part of MLK's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, however I'm not quite sure what to cite, the speech? The website I got it from? And then what ...
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How often to cite / back-up claims?

Good morning all, I have recently embarked on an MSc programme in CompSci, on which the first module is Critical Reading/Writing. So far, I have written two "introductory" paper assessments. ...
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Formalities for video submitted with paper?

A conference mentions "Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, must be submitted as a single zip file and be no larger than 100MB.". So along ...
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Import RIS from zotero to Mendeley while maintaining folder structure

I am trying to export my Zotero library and importing into Mendeley. However, I would like to preserve the folder structure. I cannot seem to do it. Is this possible?
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Can you export a bibtex file from zotero with links?

I have most of the papers I use often in Zotero. Before I learnt about it, I would always format my manually typed citations with \href and company such that you could click on the reference and go to ...
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How should I cite emended laws?

I'm writing a document in which I must cite several laws and other regulations, but I have a doubt about citations. I endend in the following situation several times: There is law A, the main valid ...
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Are there reference managers which can develop/build library of references without importing/downloading PDF files in a personal collection?

In a situation where one has PDFs which one would like to have a library of references for, I notice that reference management providers (specifically Mendeley and Endnote) require that these PDF ...
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IEEE papers: reference of software used to design

In IEEE style, should I provide a citation to the 'product page' of general, commercial software used in design and simulations? I've seen some papers do this: "This antenna was designed with super-...
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Citing abstracts to cancelled conferences

Recently, many conferences have been cancelled, but in some cases (e.g. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference) the abstracts accepted for the conference are avilable online, despite none of them ...
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How to reference a summary instead of the original sources?

I always get confused about this when referencing. Example: I am writing the Literature Review of my research on AI. I started with the history of AI. I am reading a paper submitted by a ...
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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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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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Are there standard terms to say source was already cited (1) above (2) below?

I screen shot pp 5-6, Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (4 edn 2012). It doesn't answer question up in title. I want terms for "already cited" 'cause I don't want to ...
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Citing multiple parts of one website APA

I'm writing a small research paper (University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor level) where I cite and reference some information from a company's website. I currently have the specific pages of the ...
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Arxiv updated references not tracked by Google scholar

I uploaded a preprint to arxiv and then uploaded a second version after 2 weeks with additional references. It seems that it has been more than a month but Google Scholar is unable to track the ...
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How to use a case study in a literature review?

I am writing a literature review and I may need to include three case studies. What is the best way to go about it? Am I allowed to include the whole case study for the reader's review and then ...
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Properly cite a document from the WHO assembly

I want to cite a document from this years WHO World Health Assembly. The document in question can be found by clicking on "Main Documents" on their page and then selecting the document with the title ...
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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 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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How to Reference Items Related to Paper

I'm not sure how to reference two items related to my current paper. The first is a CSV giving the entries of a 200x200 transition matrix. The second is a web application I developed. Obviously, the ...
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Citations in a Postdoc Research Statement (Humanities)

In a research statement for a postdoc application, is it common or expected to provide formal citations (footnotes) for claims, especially in regards to existing scholarship?
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Filed for a patent, then wrote a research paper about it: should the paper cite the patent?

I filed for a patent, then wrote a research paper about the same idea. Should the paper cite the patent?