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How do I cite RFCs?

What's the right way to cite RFC's of the IETF (Internet Engineering Taskforce)? like this one? That is, what kind of document should this be considered as? Is the IETF the author, the organization, ...
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Starting a lab wiki

I've recently joined a new lab; an experimental physics group of ~30 people, consisting of postdocs and PhDs and a few PI's. All of these people are using/sharing/rotating between a number of setups, ...
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Is looking up the source of tests and using those to practice considered cheating?

The question (Is studying past exams I found online cheating?) was sort of relevant but did not answer my question, so please do not mark this question as a duplicate: Onto my dilemma: I recently ...
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How to look for thesis of Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

On my book there is the following reference: Buckles, R. G., 1966, Analysis of gas exchange in a membrane oxygenator, Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge I tried to find it ...
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Creating a permanent URL to put in a publication

In an upcoming publication, I need to link to the data I used for the publication so that others can see/use the data as well — both for reviewing the given work and also for intended use in the ...
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Is It Acceptable to Contact the Professor of a Publicly Uploaded Lecture?

A full graduate level course is publicly uploaded as a series of videos on Youtube. Within the housekeeping section at the beginning of the course, the professor provides an email address as a means ...
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How to download a database of bibliographic information for all published scientific papers? [closed]

I would like to download a database containing all scientific papers published. This is obviously too broad and ambitious. To be realistic, say I want all the papers searchable on google scholar (...
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How can we find out who was nominated for Nobel Prizes?

While the Nobel laureates are announced each year, are there any online resources that list who was nominated? In particular, I am asking the Academic side of Nobel prizes, especially in Chemistry, ...
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How to correct the missing citation counts/citing References in the adsabs.harvard?

How could we correct the missing citation counts and the missing citing References in the adsabs.harvard? For example, I find that other resources such as https://inspirehep.net/ that have much ...
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How to cite a reference which disappeared?

During my PhD, I wrote a couple papers referencing and using a set of notes available online, which constitute(d) the draft of a textbook (and laid down techniques and lemmata I used). [1] Now, I am ...
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Citing author of visualization source code?

I've found some source code that creates a visualization I like. I've (slightly) modified it and used exclusively my own data in it. Is it right to cite the github repository I acquired the original ...
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PhD: Online philosophy courses and their worth when transitioning from an unrelated field to philosophy

I want to enter a PhD programme in continental philosophy in about 7 months. This is while I hold an MA in Computer Science. While the school is very open to my application, -- i.e. they don't ...
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Where is the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health?

I was trying to find the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, but I am only able to find the .doc template. Do we have any .tex template for this ...
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How do industrial researchers get access to online journals?

When one is hired by industry to research (or something of innovative nature), he or she may want (or need) to access online journal articles. But I suppose normal industrial jobs (e.g. software ...
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Good online resources for teaching students how to write a research paper [closed]

What is a good online resource for a student who doesn't know how to write a research paper? Content I would like to see included in such a resource: how to use library databases, what a thesis ...
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Is there any forum or FB group where people would exchange academic literature? [closed]

Does anyone know any forum, FB group or other platform where students from different univerisites would exchange academic literature available in their libraries?
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Are there any research databases that accept submission of published articles?

My organisation is a research institute that publishes peer-reviewed research articles via its website. Further social media and digital communication channels are also utilised to extend the reach of ...
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How do I generate an Undergraduate Thesis worthy of publication?

Simply, what do you expect from a good bachelor's thesis?
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How to reference Source Code

I'm writing a paper on a technique which I have implemented in open source software. I'd like to reference the location of the open source software and the code I implemented for the technique so as ...
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Uploading supplementary material to figshare. How to refer to it before making it visible to the public?

My problem is the following: We want to upload supplementary material for bookchapters I'm editing. We have decided to use figshare.com for this. One advantage is that they supply all material with a ...
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Why do conferences and other academic events still mostly happen offline?

Despite the fact that most of the world is now connected with high-speed fiber and even phones can record 4k video, it seems to me that there is a large focus on offline events. Universities invite ...
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Finding an internship - resources for a middle school student?

I am interested in the fields of mathematics, physics, and computer science (broad, I know) but if I had the ideal internship it would be in a quantum computing lab. Really, though, I'm looking for ...
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Is it good style to create http links in a B.Sc. project?

We are two students in computer science doing our term project for B.Sc. in computer science. Now I wonder if it is alright or advisable to make inline hyperlinks in the report e.g. We look at ...
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Can research rejected by journals has any chances being accepted if it is disseminated by the social media? [closed]

I know it may sound somewhat out-of-order (if not outright crazy) to suggest it, but has anybody tried to use sites like Mendeley or the arXiv or some "social media" where you can upload PDFs to ...
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What is the preferable way to share data?

Suppose there is data that you as an author of a journal article wants to share with the readership of the article (e.g. raw experimental data, code, gold standard / ground truth data). What would be ...
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Online Access of Journals [closed]

Recently I got myself enrolled in a PhD programme. I want to know whether there is any website where one can get registered and get access to various different sites for journals like Jstor, Science ...
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Where am I supposed to report a broken DOI?

Where am I supposed to report a broken DOI? To https://www.doi.org/, to the DOI registration agency that issued the DOI, to whoever is responsible for the website to which the DOI points to, or to ...
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How do I find researchers to collaborate with online?

I am looking for researchers with whom I can collaborate online. Some ideas are hard to implement by one person. So, how can I find and cooperate with other research students from other universities ...
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What are your recommendations to organizing online streams of lectures? [closed]

What are the aspects you would recommend to pay attention to? Specifically, we're organizing a seminar series, where we would also like to make the streams available online. It is not so important ...
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How to Establish a Community-Scope Means of Sharing Code/Knowledge Across Labs?

In my field there has been a growing interest in establishing a means of sharing resources (i.e. software and technical knowledge) across labs. Currently, these resources are shared ad hoc, and as ...
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Should a professor give students a take-home exam when the answers might be available online?

A professor at a top USA university recently assigned a take-home exam for a masters-level computer science course. One of the questions was extremely difficult, but the answer was available online. ...
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What are the guidelines for using public datasets for publication?

Data are available publicly on several websites e.g. icpsr, databank, UK Data Archive. I am seeking guidelines, references and examples about using these open data for research. In other words, I want ...
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What is the proper method of citing from a video

I have been thinking for a while, some time especially nowadays, you want to cite some interview, documentary or any such material available online as a video or audio. For example I am writing about ...
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List of open problems: pros and cons of making it public

I am currently a 4th-year PhD student in Theoretical Computer Science, expected to graduate next year. Since I end up finding more questions I'd be interested in solving that time or brainpower to ...
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Are there universities/institutions which offers free (or almost) recognized degrees through online coursework?

I heard that using online resources, some of the top universities like MIT (Micromasters) and Harvard are offering free online courses and specializations. I wonder if there are institutions that ...
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Online “database” for mathematical conferences?

I am about to start applying for Ph.D programs (mathematics), and while compiling my CV, comparing it with many examples avaliable across the internet, I noticed that almost everyone attended one or ...
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How should you cite dead urls in a thesis?

I am currently writing a thesis. In the related work part I am discussing a paper from a few years ago. The paper presents several web applications which were available back then. Hence, these ...
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Finding conferences in subject area (Medical Informatics)

I am struggling to find conferences in my subject area, preferably in Western Europe. My supervisor tends to be otherwise very busy and is poor at actually providing this information in practice. My ...
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Publish own work online, ethics and platform

My question is similar to this. If someone wants to publish his work in the medical field, for free but without a review process, how is this seen by the academic world? Are there any online services ...
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Using materials from a CC-BY-licensed poster with logos

I would like to borrow a figure (likely as is) and/or a stylized table (likely adapted) to use in a survey research paper, to which I'm contributing my part(s) as one of co-authors (those materials ...
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Is it ok to share a a client's dataset on github, along with my code?

EDIT: I originally tried to make the context as brief as possible, but I may have overdone it. Context I'm starting to put some data analysis I'm asked to do on Github, and licensing all my work (...
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When should a source be marked as available online?

Short background: I'm a first year undergrad student and one of our study untis aims to educate us on academic reading and writing, including citation styles. Our Faculty requested we use the IEEE ...
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How important is seeing the face of the instructor?

So, I am yet to make up my mind on which is a superior mode of teaching in flipped classroom videos: Khan academy type model where you see slides or a digital drawing board and only listen to the ...
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Europe: Central Academic CS Job Market Service like CRA?

When searching for faculty positions in CS, I find the service http://cra.org/ads/ very useful. There you can find many job ads from North America based institutions. Is there any similar service for ...
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Good books/resource on mathematical writing

I am a freshly graduated Ph.D. I want to improve further my mathematical writing (in English, if this matters). I am looking for books/resource that address good mathematical writing. I can find some ...
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Sources of academic salary information?

What are some useful sources for investigating common salary ranges for academics? This would be especially useful if it can be broken down by region, school type, position, and/ or institution. ...
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Collaborative development of teaching materials and assessments

I have been teaching for 10 years. During this time I have also been developing and contributing to open source software. The collaborative nature of open source projects and scientific research has ...
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Master's Thesis - using wikipedia contents in application

I'm writing a mobile application which will be part of my master's thesis. In my application I'm using contents from the wikipedia (small fragments of articles and pictures) to present my solution on ...
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Handwritten keys and ADA compliance

I'm a Math professor. I teach a face-to-face calculus course, and I'm in the habit of distributing handwritten quiz keys online. I'm informed by a colleague that she believes that this style of ...
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Is it legal in the US for a student to download a copy of a textbook, to study?

(this is coming out of a comment thread regarding this question.) The USA has a Fair Use legal provision restricting its copyright law: 17 U.S.C. § 107 Notwithstanding the provisions of ...