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Should I cite non-peer reviewed work that helped in my research in a peer-reviewed publication?

Actually you must cite it to avoid plagiarism. It doesn't matter whether it is peer reviewed or not, the ideas are those of another and you need to avoid suggesting otherwise. But, using non peer ...
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When is it OK to list publications from a previous institution

Always. If you wrote it, you should list it. The list of publications associated with each member of the staff explains what they bring to the organization. Collectively, it gives a picture of the ...
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Is it okay to reuse the text of a sentence from a paper that summarises the findings of a primary reference?

If x paper says "y et al. [1] have found so and so...," then you need to read and cite the original y paper, not the citing x paper.
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Should I cite non-peer reviewed work that helped in my research in a peer-reviewed publication?

I don't know what you legally have to do in relation to a useful and seemingly "new" representation of existing well-known ideas. But if your own work benefited significantly from ...
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Is it okay to reuse the text of a sentence from a paper that summarises the findings of a primary reference?

Generally there are two things to consider and they are not the same: copyright and plagiarism. Plagiarism is attributing the ideas of others to yourself. Your reuse of "a few words" doesn'...
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How to cite a military tribunal?

The point of a citation is not to satisfy some abstract administrator who is intent on making sure that rules are followed, but to make it possible for a reader to find the work you are referencing. ...
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Should I cite a pre-print as published on reviewer's request?

In general, a citation needs to make it easier for a reader to find the referenced article. This seems to me the good most worthy of protection here. Anyone involved in the conference that accepted ...
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Reference citing guidelines

Let me comment on a question you have not actually asked, but that I suspect is on the mind of many who are reading your post: Why did you actually take the Editor-in-Chief role of that journal? The ...
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Should I cite non-peer reviewed work that helped in my research in a peer-reviewed publication?

You cite anything that you didn't create yourself. If you talk to a colleague in the cafeteria and gain some insight from that which becomes part of your work, you cite it as "personal ...
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Bibliography in master thesis

I would expect a masters thesis to reasonably thoroughly cite relevant scholarly literature. It should provide evidence the author is familiar with important scholarly sources and can relate them to ...
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Is it okay to reuse the text of a sentence from a paper that summarises the findings of a primary reference?

No, paper x does not own the words. You could obviously write a very similar, if not identical, sentence like it is written in paper x after reading paper y. And as long as you really, really do not ...
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Is it worthless to cite a paper as X et al. when X is not first author but performed the work?

Yes, people will have difficulty locating the source when you cite the source as X et al. with X not actually being the first author. If the X you wish to name is the most prominent or senior in the ...
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How to cite a military tribunal?

I suspect none of the standard bibliographic guidelines or packages have an entry for this (I assume you checked). So invent something that provides the information your reader would need to find the ...
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How to name organizations, companies, etc. in APA?

I believe if an organization is widely known (Apple, Google, etc.), one can omit explicit references to its webpage. Otherwise, the 7th edition of APA style recommends the following template ...
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Is it okay to reuse the text of a sentence from a paper that summarises the findings of a primary reference?

If this is a piece of assessed work, then leaving aside the copyright/plagiarism issues (well covered by @Buffy), it is worth bearing in mind that assessments are set to give you an opportunity to ...
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How/where to cite corrigendum publication on CV?

I would list them together, with the add-on content either a) in brackets, or b) indented with a tab to clearly mark them as part of the same work. You really don't want it to appear like you're ...
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Is it okay to reuse the text of a sentence from a paper that summarises the findings of a primary reference?

It's like saying that just because some person said "This store makes tables", I can't use these words and instead I have to say "Tables are made by this store", which is totally ...
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Is it okay to reuse the text of a sentence from a paper that summarises the findings of a primary reference?

The fact that you are able to write "x paper says 'y et al. [1] have found so and so in the water of India'" strongly suggests that x paper has been helpful to you in identifying the ...
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