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Do Taylor & Francis publications have article numbers that are hidden but can be found?

[[This post has been retitled once and edited twice. This is the second edit. The original post had a sample reference that was faulty for purposes of having the question answered. For this edit, I ...
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how can I use email as a reference [duplicate]

I have a question about references. I was reading a paper and I emailed the author asked him about something if it is already known or not. Let make it as example, I asked about basic property say $...
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What value does self-learning a course (or several) have in graduate admissions?

I am an undergraduate student who hopes to switch my major from engineering to Physics. Although this switch is possible, I lack several crucial foundation courses in Physics such as electrodynamics ...
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Is there a difference between simplification and spoon feeding in education?

I had been researching about what students dislike about studying, and found out two contradictory piece of reasons: students cannot understand the concepts taught to them by the teachers; they hate ...
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Is the Chegg Honor Shield tool an effective promotor of Academic Honesty?

Many college instructors have been struggling with a significant rise in cheating in the last year, notably in the context of required distance learning and online testing during the time of the COVID ...
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How does one use the Chegg bulk-takedown request form?

Cheating in online tests has accelerated and become rampant this year. I'm in the U.S. and my institution has had all-online courses from March 2020 to at least September 2021. Many of my test ...
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Is there a search tool for finding primary sources in US History?

If I search a tool like JSTOR, ProQuest, or Academic Search Complete, I typically just find secondary sources. Occasionally I can find primary sources there, but only when it is part of a translation ...
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How to find online discussion groups on research topics which are relatively less popular

How could someone who has just enrolled in a phd or started a research could find online discussion groups, especially if the topic is relatively less popular.(e.g How to find research or discussion ...
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How can I find the altmetrics for a specific paper?

Alternative metrics for a paper, include not just the citations in other academic journals, but also all Twitter mentions, citations in Wikipedia, citations across the Stack Exchange network, etc. The ...
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Does McGraw Hill Connect improve student learning outcomes?

I am debating if I should adopt the McGraw-Hill Connect system for my course next semester. On one hand, I am worried about the students' backslash because of the cost. On the other hand, after the ...
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How to avoid getting lost in referring multiple reference texts at the same time?

I am a 2nd year PhD student working on a project which involves control systems and power systems. For the next stage of my work, I have to learn about a control systems technique which I am not ...
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Is it ethical to use a textbook required for a class that was easily found online?

I am taking an online class that requires a textbook to be purchased. I have found the book through my first simple search using the Google search engine. The website where I found the book seems to ...
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Are math grad students increasingly consulting SE and Wiki, ignoring research librarians and libraries, to their own detriment?

Judging by posts and comments by graduate students in math.stackexchange.com and mathoverflow.net, I have come to the conclusion that a large part of their knowledge comes from SE sites and the ...
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State-of-the-art animated handwritten slideshow software

This is a remake/sequel of the 2015 question Handwritten presentation slides?. Surely much has changed in these five years. I have seen lots of presentations combining typed text/equations and ...
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How to ask for another university prof for course materials? [duplicate]

Just surfing the net to find useful resources, came across to the university course page, and course materials were well explained. However, when trying to download them, Unfortunately, there was a ...
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Why does this US DOI manuscript on archaeological sites have blacked-out text?

While searching for information for a course I'm teaching, I ran into this article from the US Department of the Interior describing some archaeological sites in the Southwest. It has tons of blacked ...
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Recent data supported by media report, not by peer-reviewed article? [closed]

In the letter of intent for the dissertation proposal, the student reports data about the number of minority hires for x-number of program positions in the upcoming season. The source for the data is ...
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Where can I pay professional researchers online to verify my results and answer my questions? [duplicate]

I am looking for professional help to verify some results I am working on and maintaining in a write-up. However, I can't get anyone for free since I was forced to leave my old university, Case ...
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Methods to track behind cheating on exams using on-line sites?

In the current state of the technologies, what ways can be used to track clear yet directly untraceable cases of academic misconduct specific to students who post questions from and view answers to a ...
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An equivalent of arXiv, but for tabular and other experimental data? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm doing some experimental work in an academic context. The essence of the results will likely be captured by documents such as conference/journal articles, technical reports, a M.Sc. or Ph.D....
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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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Does auditing a course hold any value?

I was quite curious about doing neuroscience so I reached out to a prof in my institution (IIT-K), who suggested me an online course on the same (MCB80). I have audit the course and am following it ...
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Why some issues are not listed (skipped) in online list of journals? [closed]

I want to know where I can find the articles published in "Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik" Volume 2013: Issues 675-682? These issues seem to be missing.
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Is it legal to download textbooks from academia.edu? [duplicate]

There is a website called academia.edu. It seems like they have papers on various topics - but my question is about their textbooks. It is possible to download certain college textbooks for free ...
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Are there software libraries or registries like ASCL.net for other fields in the physical sciences, Physics in particular?

The question Roadmap and possible pitfalls for a first-time software author to publish a paper on a Python package? explains the road I've started on. I just noticed that Skyfield, a software package ...
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What to do if I can't find the book of this chapter I found so I can cite it?

So I've found a .pdf file that is apparently a chapter of a book and I can't see any information about the book whatsoever aside from its title and the number of the chapter. I've tried entering a ...
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Publishing a novel idea without experiments and results

I wrote a technical paper on a novel idea related to internet technologies. However, I don't have resources to conduct large scale experiment. Also, the numerical results cannot be consider as well. ...
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What's the best way of starting a private lab wiki site? [closed]

My labmates and I were thinking of creating a wiki site for sharing protocols, links to github repos, some metadata and other useful lab related material. Contentwise mostly text, maybe some images, ...
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How can I find somebody to chat about papers?

I’m a computer-science PhD student. I want to find people to chat about papers (by others) online. How can I go about this? I was looking into the chat of this website. I was also looking at some IRC ...
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Is Manuscripts.io a legit tool? Any experience with it?

A colleague just tipped me about manuscripts.io which advertises itself as a collaborative writing tool, with some really sweet features like importing docx and LaTeX; searching and adding citations ...
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How to create a collaborative list of references [closed]

I am working in academia in a very wide field of research mixing a lot of different domains. This broadness is also a problem, since there is no proper references for the basis of the theory, and we ...
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How can I check which Bachelor's degrees are offered by which institutions in Israel?

I want to be able check, given the name of a field or discipline, which Israeli academic institutions offer a Bachelor's degree in that field or discipline. Hopefully also whether it's a B.A., B.Sc. ...
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Is it possible to download nature as a magazine?

As i just want to skim over the latest articles in nature photonics, I was wondering if there is anyway to download all of the current issue as a single file (just as when one downloads Scientific ...
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How to find ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a course?

Is there a way that I can find the ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a specific course, say Linear Algebra. Here the ranking based on either the number of students using the book (as the ...
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A way to search for journals that are in a similar area to a given journal

Does anyone know a website or application that can be used to search for similar journals to a given journal? There are many ways to search for journals based on keywords from your title or abstract, ...
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What can I do with multi-subfigure figures on ResearchGate.net

As many of us are aware, ResearchGate.net is a popular site on which researchers showcase their publications. In addition to the PDF for a published work, the site interface allows you to upload PDFs ...
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Viewing paper abstracts from Google Scholar

In a researcher's page in Google Scholar we can click the paper title to see its abstract. Is it possible to do this from standard Google Scholar search? (I'm starting to think this is just not ...
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How old can references or sources in a thesis be?

I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to ...
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Choosing an email address/provider for academic work as you change positons

I'm an on-again-off-again academic, I guess you could say: I've switched positions in and out of academia several times over the past decade. When I write academic papers (or even Free Software in the ...
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How to reference/link to an online code repository, whose location may change in the future

We are about to publish a paper in PLOS One Computational Biology about an algorithm that we developed. The code will be open-source on GitLab and we want include some obvious way of finding it. It ...
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Putting research papers online

I am doing research on a topic related to an authentication technique. For my own convenience (and for the others), I'm doing all my research and putting everything on a webpage which I'll host on my ...
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How to put website links in “Used literature” slide of the presentation?

I'm preparing a presentation for my class. Last slide should be the list of resources I've used for the material, e.g. Sherwani N., Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation, Kluwer Academic ...
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How to reference a technical document (like an RFC) in APA style?

Like, this document, for instance: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791 It's an official Internet Engineering Taskforce document that defines things like network protocols, etc. Often times there's ...
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Is depositing a document already available online in ResearchGate a problem?

Yesterday, I deposited an online document into my ResearchGate. My adviser prepared this document for a research proposal. I did not change anything and even I did not wrote that document at all ...
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Why are you required to pay or have a university relation to access most research journals? [duplicate]

High school student here... I came here to ask this question since it seems geared more towards academia and I normally spend my time on Math.SE. Anyway... I have a huge passion for math, I read ...
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On the possibility and legality of bulk downloading papers from IEEE Xplore

Is it possible to download all available literature from IEEE Xplore? Is it allowed? I was thinking that now, while I still have access due to being in academia, I might download everything I could ...
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Where to find the most valid databases about the ranking of countries in research and scientific production? [closed]

Where to find the rankings of countries in research and scientific production? For example, how can I find out the ranking of a particular country in the number of scholarly essays? What are the most ...
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Is there any service that can i use or rent supercomputer for an hour or two? [closed]

I would like to use an supercomputer to run my big data project to test it speed. I google the service & see that only this is available for free but it closed last year? Could anybody with ...
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How can I prepare well for a MSc in the UK? [closed]

I am going to study this course in 3 months: MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management. It is offered by The University of Manchester. I am a bit nervous and I want to prepare for ...