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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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How to Cite research papers retrieved from a computer software?

There's an offline school software from the computer laboratory which is able to view research paper from the previous students who had graduated. How should I cite it in my reference list using APA 6 ...
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Academic integrity question on self-referencing and changing a paper after acceptance

The day before yesterday I got an acceptance letter for a conference paper, with the ability to make some minor revisions over the next week. This will be my first conference for my PhD so it's a ...
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Citing a secondary (indirect) quotation in the epigraph

In my thesis I want to use the following quotation in the epigraph of a chapter: It is very difficult to predict — especially the future. There are many variations of this quote, and the ...
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Where are all the citations going?

I started noticing something that left me wondering a bit. My estimate is that the average paper (for example submitted to physical review journals, contains of the order of 50 citations). But if the ...
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Am I allowed to modify figures of a dissertation for my dissertation

Can I modify a figure of someone else's dissertation and use the modified picture in my dissertation? Or might this be a problem regarding the copyright? Of course I would cite the source which I got ...
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Should I cite a paper when a sentence is not a findings of a research work but mentioned in the paper?

Problem In the methodology section of this paper, authors mentioned that Compared to other social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has been less studied and ...
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Cite in two different ways in same paper?

Can I cite in two different ways in the same paper? Is this considered appropiate? Example. It was first shown in Heston (1949) that the model is complete. An easier proof can be found in [5].
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Do google scholar citations sometimes take a while to process? [duplicate]

I uploaded a paper to Arxiv recently, and it showed up in Google Scholar on Thursday. I noticed that the papers that I have cited, including one of my own, still (Saturday) haven't had their citation ...
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How do I cite an article with no page numbers and only a DOI number (APA format)?

I am writing an article that requires citations in APA format. As you may know, that format requires page numbers I am pulling quite a few articles from the journal of Remote Sensing (MDPI), which ...
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Can I include just a folder from Zotero into Overleaf instead of my entire library?

I am setting up an Overleaf account to work with my Zotero account and ran into an annoying issue. I have one folder within my Zotero library which contains all the references I want to use in a ...
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Why did notable mathematician Walter Rudin have so few citations according to ResearchGate? [closed]

According to ResearchGate, Rudin had about 30 ish papers and 500 ish citations. How come so few? I thought he was this legend of maths. Here's his profile: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-...
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Can open-source software be peer-reviewed and published?

My colleague and I have developed a software tool and intend to release it open-source. This tool is specifically for tasks in my field but we think it would be helpful for the wider community. Our ...
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How to cite (unpublished) data set during peer review?

In the move towards open science, it is becoming common practice to deposit the data accompanying a publication in a dedicated data repository. Often, authors prefer to delay the publication of the ...
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I was a rapporteur of the main session of an intergovernmental forum, should I add the final report as a publication in my CV? [closed]

I was an intern at an intergovernmental organization, during an international forum I reported the first and main panel, should I add the final report in my CV as a publication? The final report's ...
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Citing abstract only papers/conference proceedings

I'm doing my MS in Astronomy and Astrophysics so almost all of the literature I need is readily available on NASA ADS website (ui.adsabs.harvard.edu) with links to downloadable PDFs and HTML articles. ...
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Survey Paper References

When writing a survey paper that categorizes the papers in a field by a number of different categories, do you list a paper in the references if you took no additional content from it other than ...
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Should I cite an article that I can't find?

I am facing a problem, the article seems a very important reference that everyone talking about the subjects is citing it. However, looking at these articles, they can't give a reference or link to ...
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Harvard referencing: same year, same last name, same initials

This is a question about the Harvard referencing system. I've written a paper and cited two publications, each with a single author, both published in the same year. These authors are unrelated - ...
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Citing papers with newer arXiv versions

I am writing my Master's thesis on topological quantum field theories, and would like to cite the following paper: arXiv version: https://arxiv.org/abs/q-alg/9503002 Published version: https://aip....
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How to get notified when a specific paper is cited

I cannot find anymore the option to get notified with an alert on google scholar when a specific paper gets cited. I am sure I could set up this a while ago because if I go in my profile I can see ...
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Condensed citation of multiple GitHub issues

I have submitted around ~12 bug reports and want to cite this factoid in my paper. But I don't want to cite 12 different links for each GitHub issue. The links all have this common prefix: https://...
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ISSN, doi, or both?

When writing the bibliography of a journal paper for example, should I include the ISSN of an entry if it already has a doi? It seems to me the doi already contains all necessary info and the ISSN ...
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How to cite a subsection of a book for IEEE

For example, we use pp. 4-7 for pages from 4 to 7 and ch. 2 for chapter 2, but how should we cite a subsection of a book when a chapter is divided into multiple subsections, e.g. 2.1, 2.2, ... in a ...
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Correctly formatting automatic APA 6th edition style citations in Word

I have Office 365 and in Microsoft Word which is updated to the latest edition. I could manually enter inline citations, but for speed and ease of citing, I have elected to use the automatic citation ...
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How to cite a paper which has been presented and included in proceedings but not yet published online?

I have submitted my paper to a conference A, where it has been presented and is included in the proceedings and is yet to be published online and would be completed in few months. How do I cite this ...
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bibtex entries for versions of the c++ standard

Where can I find BibTeX entries that help me cite a version of the C++ standard? In a paper I discuss the necessity of trailing return types, which became available in C++11. I want to be able to cite ...
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Can I use open-source code for a simulation for my research?

I am working on a paper and I found open-source code that I could use for running a simulation. Should I write my own code for that simulation? Will it be enough if I refer to the code in my citations/...
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How to cite an old paper?

My first article was accepted with minor revisions, one of them being the correction of a citation. This citation points to the first time the method I am improving was proposed, which was 1962. Here ...
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To what extent should relevant background be discussed vs. just referenced?

Is is perfectly appropriate to refer reviewers to other papers for understanding a concept or writer must include the concept in his paper too? What should be done while keeping brevity, plagiarism ...
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Citation in lecture notes? [duplicate]

We do citations when we refer to someone else’s papers but what about lecture notes? If I come across someone’s lecture notes which has a different way of presentation of a theorem or some problem and ...
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Export Google Scholar search for fine-grained analysis

Problem I recently started to survey an algorithm described in a paper. I would like to include some variants of this algorithm in my survey. One natural choice is to use "cited by" feature in ...
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API Usage Example Citation Necessity [closed]

Many APIs come with code examples on how to use them. Is it necessary to add attribution if one adapts these examples or copies them. Does using lines of code examples for api usage require ...
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when should we write the bibliography?

what do you recommend me ? write the bibliography as I write my dissertation, or focus on the bibliography at the end of the writing? Thank you
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APA citation of two articles with no author, no date, and the same title?

I'm looking to cite both of the following articles: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Institute_for_Free_Speech https://ballotpedia.org/Institute_for_Free_Speech For web pages like this, my ...
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Why are some highly-cited papers shown by Google Scholar arXiv preprints?

I found some papers somewhat related to my work, and, on Google Scholar, the citations are for the arXiv preprint, not a journal version of the paper. Why is this? The citations are in the thousands, ...
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When translating an article into English, how do I quote the author’s quotations of translated versions of English works?

The article which I am translating into English quotes extensively from translated versions of works by English authors (e.g. a Spanish translated version of Philip Pettit’s ‘Republicanism’). As the ...
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How to quote from a source in a different language

I'm writing an essay in English, but much of my source material is in Spanish (my first language). I know how to reference my sources in the bibliography, but how do I quote within the text? Do I ...
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How to determine the merit of an encyclopedia?

Scholarly articles and books have citation counts (in for example Google Scholar), as do specific people in citation metrics such as the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Even universities have ...
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Citing and referencing same technology website about what one is writing, is it acceptable?

I've to write about security issues with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, and I find the most relevant information are on Azure website, not in any journals. Can I cite specific web-pages when I'm ...
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Citing works in a list without having read them

I know this may seem a duplicate question, but I haven't find an answer to my question and I am scared to ask my supervisor. I am doing my literature review in sociolinguistics and I have different ...
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Technical reports in BibTex/JabRef

I have a couple of issues with adding technical reports in JabRef/BibTeX FIRST ISSUE Multi part titles: Some technical reports have complex, multi-part titles. The various parts tell you quite a bit ...
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Is validating the results of an article important before citing such an article?

During writing my academic paper, I need to cite accuracy values of cited research paper. I have been advised that if you will cite a paper, you need to read that paper entirely. But in this case, Do ...
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I have published my thesis in scholars press as a book as adviced by my collegue. Can I publish papers now? Or should I cite it?

I was unaware that scholar press have a bad reputation. I wanted to gain the copyright as I was afraid it will be misused. So I published it as book. Now I came to know they are not genuine publishers....
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How to cite this technical report?

The technical report under the title "Flood Rapid Assessment Model (F-RAM) Development 2008" was developed by URS for the State of California Resources Agency. Specifically the Depratment of Water ...
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How to cite an authorless report in JabRef/Bibtex

I am learning to use bibtex/jabref in the context of a literature review and would like to cite the following report: https://www.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/379567.pdf The report is compiled by the ...
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Is mistakenly attributing something to an author that they did not say misconduct or simply bad scholarship?

Related: Miscited in a bachelor thesis In the above question, the OP mentions that, ...my bachelor thesis had been cited....I have been attributed a conclusion that I haven't drawn, and is indeed ...
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Miscited in a bachelor thesis

I recently discovered, to my delighted surprise, that my bachelor thesis had been cited in another bachelor thesis - however... my bachelor thesis has been entered in the reference list as an PhD ...
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When is it ok to cite handbook instead of original source?

When I cite papers in my work I always try to go to the original source of the information I can find. However, I noticed that sometimes authors just cite handbook/textbook in the field even though ...
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Citing information from table in a review paper

in a review paper, there is a topic which I need so much, the Author reviews information from sources A, B, C and D. Then he summarizes it in a table. my question is can I cite information from the ...
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For articles with more than 7 authors, is it compulsory to shorten it or just suggested?

I have quite some articles with more than 7 authors. I read here that when an article has more than 7 authors you shorten it in the reference list. So for example: Hampel, H., Y. Shen, D. M. Walsh,...

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