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Questions tagged [citation]

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How to properly cite someone on Stack Exchange?

I have asked a question a couple of weeks ago and I was given a very detailed and nicely presented answer. I was wondering if I would like to use such an answer how do I cite the person or what do I ...
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Add guidance on Good Subjective answer citation to the help center

Good Subjective, Bad Subjective underpins the current network approach to subjective questions. It lays down the principles found at the bottom of What types of questions should I avoid asking? which ...
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How to cite Stack Overflow surveys?

I'd like to cite this survey: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/ Should I cite this as a report or a regular Web page? Also, who should I put down as the author of the page/report?
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What is the proper way to give credit to an indirectly used source (bibliography)?

I like to know the proper way to give credit to another answer or a source (bibliography). Especially when we used them indirectly. When answering a question especially on Stack Overflow, we might ...
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What about the “share-alike” when citing SE in publications?

A lot has been discussed about citations in general, especially attribution. My concern is more with the "share-alike". It is answered here that SE considers the "share-alike" doesn't apply to code. ...
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Do questions about jokes need to provide attribution?

A recent question on the English Language and Usage site brought up a part of the site attribution policy that I think is unclear. https://meta.stackexchange.com//help/referencing lays out the basic ...
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Is it illegal to quote the C++ Standard Draft? [duplicate]

I recently edited an answer from another StackOverflow user in order to clarify some parts it by adding some quotes from the C++14 Standard Working Draft (N4296) - the user however rolled back my edit ...
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Math Stack Exchange site as a reference in a professional paper/presentation

In this question, the OP has asked if it was possible/reasonable to use an answer of Stack Overflow as a reference for an academic paper or journal article, etc. From my perspective, for the ...
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Publications that cite Stack Exchange

Is there a database of publications (articles, books, etc.) that cite Stack Exchange questions or answers? If not, how could I find such publications?
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About citing posts on Stack Exchange in scientific literature

Thinking about the BibTeX template SE uses (which yields just awful results when used with LaTeX) I had some questions. I recently commented them on the legacy post on attribution on SE: The need ...
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Are there Common Conventions or Etiquette for Referencing Stack Exchange, and Users? [closed]

Question When writing about Stack Exchange, or citing from Stack Exchange, in research papers, citations, bibliographies, etc.: Is there a Common Convention or Etiquette suggested when referring ...
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What markdown should I use to <cite/> a work?

I wanted to <cite/> a work in my markdown on stackexchange, but I saw in the preview that this tag was filtered out. I know that people dislike using <em/> (*title*) to cite work titles ...
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How do we cite Stack Exchange on Wikipedia?

Wikipedia has a citation template for citing references. I've been using something like: <ref name="StackOverflow">{{cite web|url=http://stackoverflow.com/q/31387778 |title=Near constant ...
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Downloading all my questions with the answerer names

I am writing several papers in which I use answers which I received in various StackExchange websites. Naturally I would like to acknowlege and thank the SE members that gave the useful answers. But ...
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How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program or http request?

Disclaimer I asked the very same question also at meta.mathoverflow, How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program?, it occurred to me only now that it might be a better fit here. The ...
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Should users be required to present public domain text as a quote and not their own?

In a discussion on Scifi Meta, I wrote an answer explaining that any quotes must be acknowledged as quotes and cited: Word-for-word copying is only allowed as evidence / supplementary material, and ...
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Must we cite pictures from the internet?

Having just posted this answer, now that I look at it more words are still unnecessary (succinct, and not my usual kind of answer where there's plenty of text to cite and I also didn't want to make an ...
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Obsolete Wikipedia quote in a question

Recently I happened to encounter a question on Stack Overflow that cited a part of a Wikipedia article. When I read the answers I found a contradiction between it and the Wikipedia quote. When I ...
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Crediting Stack Overflow or Exchange posts [duplicate]

Suppose I have a text with several references to Stack Overflow discussions. What would be the proper way to give credit to the authors of those posts without polluting the main text? Has anyone had ...
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Add the ability to cite questions and answers

The Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange sites have a great feature that allows a user to quickly create a citation to answers and questions. This is accomplished by clicking ...
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Is Stack Overflow trustworthy as a bibliography source? [closed]

Is Stack Overflow trustworthy as a bibliography source in the scientific world of values?
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Correct way to cite Stack Exchange Data Dump

I'm writing a paper in which I use the data dump from Stack Exchange, specifically Stack Overflow's data. How I should cite it?
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Adding a low-quality comment choice “Reference Needed”

In some sites across the SE network, answers cannot be determined if they're true or wrong by "testing", for example, in SO it is possible to test a solution and see if it works, but sites like Islam ...
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Add explicit support for citing scientific literature

The number of scientific Stack Exchange sites is increasing steadily currently we have for the natural sciences: Statistical Analysis, Math, Theoretical Computer Science, Physics, Skeptics, Astronomy, ...
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Academic citations and attribution for SO / SE posts and impact of CC BY-SA license

I have read several questions (1, 2, 3, 4) on how one should or could give attribution to SO. In some cases, attribution is expected for professional reasons. I'm going to focus on attribution for ...
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Citing Stack Overflow discussions

I want to cite Stack Overflow answers in scientific publications. For example, I could be tempted to cite an answer that has provided a good benchmark analysis to a special problem (e.g. arrays vs. ...
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How should the Trilogy and Stack Exchange be cited in external works?

Beside what is outlined in the Attribution Required page, what are some potential citation formats that could be used? Think along the lines of how you would cite a question/answer in a book, blog ...
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First Class Citation System

I humbly propose very basic citation system that allows users to stipulate sources for answers and questions. The new tables collecting citation information could be queried for very interesting data ...
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Stack Overflow as a reference in a professional paper/presentation

Suppose I'm doing an academic paper, journal article, or other professional presentation. Would you say that it would be possible to use Stack Overflow as a reference? Of course I'm pretty sure ...