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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Two different abbreviations of your name in literature

I have been publishing in the past with a certain abbreviation of my name which I am unsatisfied due to draconian rules in my previous institution which wrote my name in the following way: X. Y. Z. ...
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A citations generator needed

I am having a hard time creating citations for new literature. I get a new work (either electronic or printed) and I want to incorporate its citation to my library by means of a citation file (no ...
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How to decode a difficult citation in Wikipedia with “Historical Library”? [closed]

Historical Library, V,39,1. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligures#cite_note-89 I came across this (bad?) citation while reading Wikipedia and I don't know how to follow it. Can someone please ...
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Which date to cite

In an article I'm writing, I work on a problem/conjecture first raised a few years ago. The publication date for the article that asked the question is 2014, but the question first appears in a ...
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My citation paper has not been recorded by Google Scholar [closed]

I have several published papers including scopus indexed which have been cited by other papers. Unfortunately, Google Scholar (GS) still not recorded the citation in my GS profile. Why and what should ...
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Review paper very similar to mine

I have published a review paper a few years ago in an important journal which was recently (last month) cited by a review paper related to the topic (published in another journal). However, a ...
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Do I cite both sources in the following scenario?

When you have sources X and Y that are similar in content/relay similar ideas, but only choose to use source X in an essay, and then summarize/paraphrase source X, but have source Y on your mind while ...
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Is this considered citation stuffing?

I've had experiences where some reviewers comment something along the line with: Why didn't you cite [x]. They solved a similar (but not strictly applicable) variation of your problem. Now most ...
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What are the conditions for using “Smith et al., unpublished data” in journal articles?

From time to time, I see what I mention in the title. For example: "It has been suggested this figure may be in excess of 800 gazillion dollars (Smith et al. unpublished data)." My question is why ...
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Paper rejected due to short reference list

Recently I submitted a paper to a journal and I got the following feedback from the Editorial Office: The reference lists of manuscripts submitted to our journal should include a variety of English-...
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Are nonfiction writers, that avoid the use of footnotes/endnotes, respected by the academic community? [closed]

I've seen books of Jared Diamond (biogeographer) and other fine nonfiction writers, that don't use any references or footnotes/endnotes - not even bibliography. Instead, they put a "for further ...
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Do I need footnotes in a Foreword if I cite something?

Dear Colleagues and Stack Exchange Readers, Hello. I am writing a Foreword for a colleague's scholarly monograph. I would like to quote from one of my own books, as well as from the recent memoir of ...
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Figure vs. Plate

While most university style guides mention "List of Figures", "List of Plates", "List of Tables", I haven't found a concrete definition of what might be included as a Figure or Plate in a thesis. ...
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Scientific Topic on Wikipedia originated from a Scientific Article with Low Citations

As fas as I see it, one way to known if certain scientific article is important or relevant, is to see how much cited it is .. For example, let's take Karl Schwarzschild He's known better known for ...
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How should I cite or reference books when I'm trying to compile a book (from other sources) for a specific course at my college?

So, I'm trying to compile a text for my fluid mechanics course, since my course does not follow one text, its difficult for reference. Most of the content will be taken word to word from established ...
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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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Citing an URL using the Waybackmachine (web.archive.org)

I would like to quote the following quotation correctly: Information is the oil of the 21st century and analytics is the internal combustion engine. In other papers I found out that this quote ...
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Why is it acceptable to cite unpublished works?

If an article, theorem, etc. is unpublished, presumably the work is only available to people who track down the author and get a draft copy. Today we have arXiv and can find many preprints on the ...
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Listing all papers which cite my references [closed]

I would like generate a list of all papers which cite my references, sorted by most recent. In other words I want all papers which are "2 publications away" from mine, which cite the references in my ...
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Same citation in multiple paragraphs (undergrad paper) [duplicate]

What I currently have is: paragraph 1 paragraph 2 paragraph 3 [1]. With that I want to show that I am citing all 3 paragraphs from the same source. But appearently this is not right. Is it enough ...
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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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Getting back into academia after years in industry

What aspects of one's resume will a faculty hiring committee care about for a candidate who was gone from academia for a decade, but has done good research during that time, including publishing a few ...
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May I cite an unpublished exercise from a lecture?

In a mathematics thesis I am currently working on, I use a statement we proved in the exercise classes of a lecture I attended last year, but neither the exercises nor the lecture notes have been ...
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Citing Ramanujan's notebooks

I am citing a specific entry in Ramanujan's Notebooks and have a question: should I cite Berndt (the author of the aforementioned text) and Ramanujan directly (to each their own citation) even though ...
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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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Can oral tradition be used as a reliable source in scholarly papers?

If I wanted to write a scholarly paper on, say, Native America wars, would I be able to cite oral traditions as reliable sources of information? As a made-up example, "the war lasted exactly ...
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When writing the paper about completed experiments, should you cite work you hadn't read before?

I (try to) do research in Computer Science/Deep Learning. I recently did some work developing a novel idea and am writing a paper on it. I have only written one paper before, and I'm currently being ...
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Wikipedia paragraph in the Introduction section?

The Introduction section of a paper is supposed to broadly introduce the topic. What better beginning of a broad chapter than a part of the Wikipedia summary paragraph on the topic? Because it is free ...
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Can I use an Encyclopedia as a reference in an essay?

I am writing a paper that is about another culture. I need to include references about the culture in my paper. Is an encyclopedia an acceptable source for general information about the culture (...
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Is it possible for a published paper with PMID to not have a PMCID?

I’m trying to find the PMCID (Pubmed Central ID) for a paper, but it does not have one. It has a PMID (Pubmed ID). Under what circumstances does a paper have a PMID but not PMCID?
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Citing a source of a figure in a text

I would like to know, if it is common (in a dissertation) to cite the source of a special figure also in the text. So for example I have the following sentence: "Figure 1 shows the share of renewable ...
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How can I cite multiple geo-locational data used from Google maps?

I am preparing my journal paper for submission. For the data analysis in this paper, I utilized geo-positional coordinates of all the convenience stores locations in my study area (approximately 90 ...
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How to begin a sentence with a citation that has multiple authors in APA?

I want to begin a sentence with a citation that has multiple authors (more than 7). Would it be appropriate to begin the sentence as: "According to an article from the Encyclopædia Britannica ...
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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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Are 'please cite my paper' emails socially accepted?

I am a PhD student in physics. A few months ago, I submitted a paper (which has meanwhile been accepted, but not yet published). The preprint is on arXiv. Now, I saw that a few days ago, another ...
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What do you do when you don't know how you came to know something?

In the field of computer science a lot of times there are things you do that you just acquired during your years of studying in the field. Be it random tutorials you found on the web but of course ...
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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 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 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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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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