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How do you cite a Github repository?

GitHub has now added built-in citation support (https://twitter.com/natfriedman/status/1420122675813441540). Simply add a CITATION.cff file ( https://citation-file-format.github.io/) to your repo and ...
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A reference that is old, has no bibtex entry, and probably not well-known throughout the readership. How to cite this?

For cases like this, unless you want to give a historical reference, there's usually no need to cite the primary source, you can just cite your favourite circuit theory book. Anyway, if you really ...
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A reference that is old, has no bibtex entry, and probably not well-known throughout the readership. How to cite this?

I am writing an article for an audience that mostly consists of computer scientists. A specific part of the subject is motivated by Kirchhoff's laws. I intend to mention this fact and reference the ...
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How do you cite a Github repository?

GitHub now offers citation as a service, at least with Zenodo. This guide instructs how to connect your accounts and get a DOI with your work: https://guides.github.com/activities/citable-code/
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Pages: Cite an article from a journal

Use the page numbers for the article you cite along with the date and issue number of the journal. I doubt that the "several places" that say otherwise really refer to this situation.
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Find article link by bibtex citation key

The citation key in bibtex can be anything you want. What you call JagadeeshChandraBose2010, I can call 1234567 or abcdefg, as long as I call it the same thing in the tex file as in the bib file. ...
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

As of August 31, 2016, this functionality has been added! See this blog post: https://googlescholar.blogspot.com/2016/08/organizing-your-scholar-library.html
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Are there any tools to automatically search and download literature in a given .bib file?

In contrast to the freemium/proprietary tool suggested in the answer by andreas, I propose a FOSS solution that works reliably for this specific task. Assuming you are connected to a network that ...
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Find article link by bibtex citation key

Bibtex citation keys are in no-way unique, nor do they have to be meaningful. The sole purpose of the key is to use it as a reference link when citing the work. In latex you would do something like \...
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Cite NumPy in BibTex

Looks right to me. That's how they ask to be cited, and it seems reasonable. Indeed, this discussion also agrees that citing the user manual is the right choice.
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Bibliographic entry for a pseudymous work with known real author

The "academically correct" solution is usually to format that bibliographical item as any other item, with the name which appears on the paper (this is also remarked in the answers to the linked ...
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How to represent and cite a patent using BibTeX?

I found the other answers a bit challenging for some random format. Here's what I did: @misc{name, title={Best invention ever}, author={Edison, Thomas Jones}, year={U.S. Patent 1 234 567, Nov. ...
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Why does Researchgate not include the booktitle tag in their bibtex for inproceedings / conference papers?

Nobody knows why Research Gate does what it does. Most likely, they simply don't care enough about such as secondary feature, since their business model isn't to sell reliable bibliographic ...
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

You can use the scholar R package. I copied this answer from this tweet, in R install.packages("scholar") library(scholar) ID <- "Put your id from pic below in here" pubs <-...
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How to cite a site from the dark web?

In regards to your first question, it is absolutely fine to cite anonymously published content. This is just a special case of citing a primary source. Primary sources often suffer from issues from ...
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How to cite a site from the dark web?

Is it OK to cite? Yes. But... While I recognize that some valuable information can only be obtained from the dark side, it is unfair to air a source’s opinion when the source’s identity and motives ...
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

Here is a little python script that emulates the copy paste of bib entries of all references in My Library and appends them to a file. It utilizes Selenium and chromedriver to open and navigate the ...
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Is there an open source tool for producing bibtex entries from paper PDFs?

cb2Bib is a tool to extract bibtex entries from PDF files. The following will command extract bibtex entries from PDF file using cb2Bib command line c2bconsole --doc2bib paper2.pdf references.bib -...
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

I couldn't find a way to export all citations from My Library (it seems to only work one page at a time), but it's possible to save all citations from the edit mode of My Citations: Log in to https://...
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How to cite a website/manual where the authors are (mostly) unknown?

You can cite using @misc without Author field. To to that, you need to include a key field. Here is an example: @misc{KubernetesManual2017, title = {{Kubernetes Manual}}, howpublished = "\url{...
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Cite NumPy in BibTex

As to 2020, Numpy now has a Nature paper https://numpy.org/citing-numpy/ @Article{ harris2020array, title = {Array programming with {NumPy}}, author = {Charles R. Harris and K....
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Can I include just a folder from Zotero into Overleaf instead of my entire library?

One faster workaround that allows specifying a single folder of your library is using the automatic export of Zotero's Better BibTex plugin and the New File -> from External URL feature of overleaf ...
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Are there any tools to automatically search and download literature in a given .bib file?

I have taken the script developed by Janik Vonrotz (https://janikvonrotz.ch/2020/05/07/bulk-download-papers-from-scihub-for-text-mining/) and updated it: urlencode() { # urlencode <string> ...
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How to cite files on a CD-ROM?

I find the easiest way to cite scientific software is to search it on Google Scholar and see if anyone else has cited it. In this case, searching for "DIEHARD: a battery of tests of randomness" yields ...
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How does one cite a book series/sequence?

The Purdue MLA site provides a recommendation for how to cite an entire television series, which is essentially identical to citing a unified work: instead of naming an episode, one names the series ...
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Alternatives to Google Scholar for citation / lit search / BibTex entries?

Paid options: Scopus (bibtex export) and Web of Science (bibtex export) Free option: Microsoft Academic Search (bibtex export).
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Cite NumPy in BibTex

The proposed citation seems correct. I found the same at http://www.citebay.com/how-to-cite/numpy/. @book{oliphant2006guide, title={A guide to NumPy}, author={Oliphant, Travis E}, volume={1},...
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How to handle capitalized abbreviations in Book, Anthology, Journal, etc. titles in APA?

First of all, do not trust Bibtex/Biblatex on capitalization issues. Every Bibtex/Biblatex style file I've looked at handles capitalization using quite simple rules - either it's "Title Case" (...
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How to cite a journal paper which do not have a page number?

Officially that number seems to be called Article Number (see the Table of Contents of Vol. 176 of that journal; the journal seems to have switched from 'page numbers' to 'article numbers' with Vol. ...
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