Questions tagged [citations]

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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Can I cite a manuscript in term paper

I am doing a term paper on the subject of minimum spanning trees algorithms, I need to cite "Shortest connection networks and some generalization" paper for the prim's algorithm made by Prim, after ...
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Should historical data be considered ambigious if not proven as fact?

Simple question, if there is few data points that allow concrete hypothesis (ancient history has many), should the information always be accompanied by some sort of disclaimer? A example would be you ...
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What should be the order of references in a research text?

In many research articles numerical values are used for citing references in the text. I have seen the numbering of such references in pretty weird orders. In some texts, the references are sequenced ...
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Should one refer to the title of an article or to the title of the magazine when the author is unknown (MLA/APA)

I think the title is quite clear. If the author of an article is unknwon, should one refer to the title of the article, or to the magazine itself? The same goes for electronic sources. Let's say ...
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Should one provide a reference list and a bibliography in an academic paper?

I was wondering whether it is good practice to present a reference list (works one actually cites) as well as a bibliography (additional literature that has been used but that is not referred to). Is ...
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Is it okay to cite the abstract(English) of a foreign (non-English) article?

If you don't know any languages other than English (e.g. German, Italian, French, etc), is it okay to cite the abstract (which is in English) of a foreign article without reading the full text (which ...
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Does anyone have rate the relative quality of scientific papers, rather than authors?

I've seen plenty of places where authors are rated on how much they publish and are cited. There are also metrics like the h-index and i10-index that try and assign a number to the relative quality of ...
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Using BibTeX when submitting an article

Some journals have their own bibliography styles (bst) for BibTeX. If a journal does not have its own bibliography style, am I supposed to include the content of the bbl-file into the tex-file I am ...
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Display of Publications for Personal Website [duplicate]

I've seen a number of sites and web controls for presenting a list of papers (e.g., in BibTex format) on one's personal website. Some sites also allow you to manage your citation list, then link to a ...
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Ex supervisor published last month a photo from my PhD (5 years ago) with other co authors

Can anyone of the members of the committee of a PhD thesis use data of the former doctoral student’ PhD thesis without attribution to the PhD thesis? An ex-supervisor used data at a conference with ...
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Optimizing conference paper solution to be eligible for Journal article

I have presented recently in one of IEEE computer science conferences. My paper's main contributions was optimizing an algorithm to achieve 3.5X times speed up. Now, I am planning to submit another ...
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What citation style allows the author to reference sources with superscript numbers?

What citation style allows the author to reference sources with superscript numbers? I'm at the very edge of my page limit. I'm allowed to use any citation style. I need something concise that can ...
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Number of citations after PhD

I am trying to compare PhD training programs of different universities, institutes and departments in my field of interest. One of the comparisons I made is where did the previous students go after ...
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Why don't things work with comparisons in reference letters and refereeing?

This recent question How high should I rate a good student for PhD admission? is just an example of how puzzling the problem of writing reference letters is. One knows that there is inflation in the ...
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How do I cite a quote in the title of a paper

I have written a paper (only internally marked) and I have a title: "GCR2: A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma". This was initially a Winston Churchill quote about Russia (after the ...
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Should my citation graph be acyclic?

In a recent question on how to deal with submitting several papers on similar subjects at the same time, one of the (good) practices suggested by the answers is make sure that they cite each other, ...
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Citation to well-known results and reference to user manuals

There are some very well-known results and equations, e.g., Shanon Capacity formula, Erlang Distribution and Poisson Distribution, etc. Do we have to provide a reference for these results as well? ...
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How long does it take for a citation to show up online?

How long does it take for a cited paper to show up online? I can see a couple of papers that were cited very recently and the papers containing those citations are currently online since a week or two....
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Use Investment Bank Report as Reference?

I'm writing a thesis on a financial topic and some important arguments for my research can only be found in reports from investment banks, not scholarly sources. I think it's because the topic is very ...
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Citing books in scientific articles

I'm writing an article that has something to do with the multipole expansion with irreducible tensor operators. The topic is old, and I only find books talking about it. So is it OK to cite tertiary ...
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Statement of Purpose length and bibliography

If the desired length of a SOP is 1.5-2 pages, is it okay to have an extra page for bibliography? (so that I cite books/papers in the formal way) Clarification: I mean 2 pages of text, plus 1 page of ...
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Visualization tool for paper citations

Does anyone know if there is a tool that takes a paper (pdf) and is able to produce a directed graph of the citations, and if possible take the papers that are cited and use the citations of those ...
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Is an MLA citation needed for a broad description of a poem's theme?

I'm trying to figure out whether I need to cite these poems or not. “Out, Out—” has its morbid description of a young boy bleeding out and its underlying theme of death. “Nothing Gold Can Stay” ...
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How large may included parts from other people's work be in an academic paper?

Of course, it is absolutely important to quote all thoughts that did not originate from the author. This makes one think that it would be OK to include works of others when referencing them correctly. ...
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Is it acceptable to have a research paper with no references?

I (an undergrad) and 2 other profs from my department have been working on something and we were thinking of submitting our work to a conference (a pretty well known one) this week. The fact is there ...
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How should I cite an invited paper?

My discipline is Telecommunication engineering and I am writing a paper for an IEEE journal. I want to cite an invited paper published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. My question do I need ...
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Copyright date or publication date, which one should I cite?

Can't believe I've got to the end of my PhD before asking this one! I want to cite a work whose copyright date is 1996 but whose first paperback edition (the one I'm referencing) is 1999. Which date ...
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How do you cite a Github repository?

I am working on a honours thesis and have developed a Fortran library that I would like to cite in it. In some places they suggest to quote the documentation of the project but this is something I ...
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How to automatically import APA references into reference manager?

Related to this question on cross-checking APA citations and references, I often have an existing list of APA formatted references. This might come from a document from a collaborator or it might just ...
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How to check citations and references match in a manually prepared document with APA author (year) citations?

I like to use bibliographic software (e.g., Endnote, BibTex, etc.) to manage my references. However, sometimes I am working on an existing article that has been written with APA citations and ...
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APA: How to cite chapter and edition in book

I was wondering the correct format for citing when including both book edition and the page range of the chapter. From owl purdue on citing chapter (APA): Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year ...
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How to cite (Chicago author-date) papers your paper is about

I'm writing a philosophy essay. The essay is required to answer a particular question by analyzing, in turn, four particular philosophy essays; the essay needs to follow the outline below. Restate ...
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Can I cite an unpublished Master Thesis?

As title above. This thesis is only available at the author's blog, though it is indeed a formal Master thesis. If I can cite it, how may I fill in all the blanks? My concern is even if I cite it, ...
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Cite a developed version of an algorithm (citation chain)?

My work is based on algorithm A that is actually a developed version of algorithm B. When I cite algorithm A, should I also cite algorithm B? Due to the conference page limit, I prefer not to cite ...
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Attribution when creating images from other sources

I'm writing a paper where I've created several images using clipart from various sources. Some sources are Creative Commons, some just require attribution while others require a specific disclaimer (e....
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Is there such thing as too many references for one paper?

I'm currently reviewing a paper that has an uncommonly large number of references compared to the average number for that particular venue (more than 60 versus around 30). This is a regular paper, not ...
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What is the volume of this article in a journal?

I have this line about the article: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2007, 6:16 doi:10.1186/1475-925X-6-16 I think the volume is 6. Then what is 16? How should you correctly cite the Bibliography in ...
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Which month to cite?

Which month to cite, the month of acceptance or the month on which the paper was published online? I am using bibtex and a custom bibliographic style where specifying month is not required. However, ...
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Should I abbreviate the author names due to the page limitation?

While I am writing the references for my paper, I usually copy and paste the bibliographic information and use it directly. AFAIK, most of them are in the full version, meaning that all the author ...
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Conference Title - shall abbreviation and year be listed uniformly?

I'm just had a look at my citations and they are in an aweful state. Most conference papers that I imported into my citation manager have different styles, e.g.: IEEEE Conference on Emerging Txxx ...
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“Soft” ways to contribute to the research community in a new and growing field

I am doing my PhD research in a new multidisciplinary field within Computer Science. It is new in the sense that there are still no tools/implementations publicly available and several workshops co-...
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How to cite a phd thesis that was published as a book?

What information is important to provide when citing from a PhD thesis that has appeared as book? The publisher (even if it is a 'dubious' one that might vanish in the near future) or the institution ...
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How to write a good PhD literature review?

I am in the early stages of my PhD and I am trying to put together a literature review of my topic. My intention is that this review will eventually be included in my thesis, something like "the ...
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Label based in text citation

In german computer science it is quite common to use citations like [HoBo12] or [HoBo12, pp.1-4] for say, Hoy, Jane; Boy, John 2010: The great story. The rules for composing this label depend on the ...
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How should I cite presentation slides?

A friend has made some nice slides that I could reuse (similar topics). He sent me the slides and commented that if I use them and could cite him that would be nice, I asked him how should I cite the ...
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When you reference an article, is it always expected that you have actually read it?

Naturally I would say "of course", but my current situation makes me doubt. In my paper I'm briefly covering various alternative cryptographic constructions. I am (of course) familiar with all of ...
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How to avoid overly extensive introduction of otherwise unnecessary preliminaries for a minor result?

For my PhD thesis I have proven a minor result but with the help of a theory that is far apart from my actual subjects. To have my work self-contained up to a certain level and to make my proof ...
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best practices for organizing digital and physical articles

As a thirsty graduate student, I've amassed a burgeoning collection of research articles in both paper and digital formats. Right now I manage pdfs and references with Zotero, but I'm still searching ...
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Is it illegal to cite books that were illegally downloaded or accessed from a library?

How illegal is it to cite books that were illegally downloaded? If they aren't available in the university library, if you can't really afford the books (maybe you will make one reference in one ...
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How to cite from a paper using a different citation style?

When writing a paper where you are citing from another paper which uses a different citation style, how should one cite portions of text that contain in-text citations? For example “...

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