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First, two general principles: Consistency with other publications is useful. Consistency within a publication is also useful. So write a style guide that documents your house style. Your house style does not necessarily have to match the stylization of a wordmark. An acronym is an abbreviation pronounced as a word. Many publications write acronyms with ...


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You don't say which style guide you want to use, so I'm giving an example for APA. When you quote dynamic web content, you give the URL to the online form and describe your query. For example, if you quote the results from a Google search, you simply describe your search terms (and don't even give an URL, because that is common knowledge): A Google ...


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You need to differentiate between the orthographically correct representation and the typographic treatment of text. For example, a photographer by the name of Robert Smith might decide to write his name in lowercase letters, as "robert smith", both in his signature and in the wordmark representing him in letterheads, on his website and in watermarks in his ...


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If this is not an academic publication and you are not bound by the more severe citation styles like APA or MLA, a common way to reduce distraction in popular non-fiction is to have no in-text references at all and append endnotes to the end of the text that are ordered "chronologically" and give page numbers and text snippets to identify what they relate ...


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Retype (or use OCR) if the meaning of text is the important thing. You have your formatting rules, your publication may need to be formatted, maybe made readable for mobile devices or devices for handicapped people. If the manuscript is in graphical form, e.g. illustration with descriptions of its parts or some very special formatting, e.g. alchemical ...


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This is widely accepted, a rather common "flavor". Yes, there are legal implications, unless you use public domain works or made-up citations. In case of citations from works still covered by copyright, such use is not covered by Fair Use clause (unless you're parodying the content of the citation in in the following chapter, or referring to it by some ...


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Specifications fall under the same clause as standards (regardless of whether they are official standards or failed to acquire such a status). In your case, it's a standard retrieved from a database. Identifying elements such as patent/standard numbers should be included If no individual author is available, a corporate author can be used in the ...


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I upvoted Greg's answer, because that is what I would do, if for some reason I could not ask the relevant authorities. Your first step should be to get a copy of the thesis formatting guide or manual of your institution. Most universities have one. Your second step, if this guide does not answer your question, should be to ask the examination authority of ...


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I would not cite the quote differently than any other reference in your thesis. So which ever format your discipline uses (APA, MLA etc...) would be what you would use.


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It depends on what is in between quote x from Ferguson and y quote from Ferguson. If there is no quotes in between x and y then you can just refer the page number and if there is a quote in between you need to refer to the source again. Also, if there is no sentences between x and y you can just refer to the source after y. However, I personally tend to stay ...


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Absolutely cite any hard numbers you use. It's good practice and not nearly common enough, which means it should be encouraged. Given how quickly statistics become outdated, I would definitely cite at least the year of the study/article/whatnot. On Wikipedia some editors would include the date of publication and also date accessed, which is relevant to web ...


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I recommend keeping quotation marks outside of the link, unless they're part of the title of the work. So you'd have this: I was reading the story "Flowers for Algernon" when the doorbell rang. I was paging through the tale "—All You Zombies—" when my arm was bitten off. (The latter story's title includes quotation marks.) Whatever ...


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I would put the quotes in the link, because the quotes are around the title of the article and are therefore part of it. The CSS formatting is a question better asked on Graphic Design SE.


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Cite this work as: Axmark, D., & Widenius, M. (2015). MySQL 5.7 reference manual. Redwood Shores, CA: Oracle. Available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/index.html Since there are no page numbers, give web page headings in text: Bla bla bla (Axmark & Widenius, 2015, 9.4 User-Defined Variables). Bla bla bla.


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According to the MLA guidelines, it is advisable to refer to primary sources. However, there are situations when one is not able to access direct sources and have to refer to indirect sources. Sometimes you may have to use an indirect source. An indirect source is a source cited in another source. For such indirect quotations, use "qtd. in" to indicate ...


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The following is quoted from Harvard Guide to Using Sources When you are citing an edition of a book other than the first edition, you should indicate the edition. In both MLA and APA styles, you should identify the edition you are citing by year or number (if either is available), or by name (if the edition is listed as "revised" or "abridged"). ...


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Usually it's the author or the author's estate/agent/descendant who holds the original copyrights, so you don't need to contact a large number of publishers, just that one entity for bulk of works. In rare cases the author might have fully sold copyrights (as opposed to licensing the publishers for release) and in these cases you will need to contact these ...


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Don't quote quotes. Go to the original publication and quote from there. Only if that is not available to you (which is rarely believable with almost everything being available online or through interlibrary loan) may you quote from a secondary source. If you quote a quote or paraphrase, quote it verbatim. The footnote is not part of the text, so don't ...


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The APA style recommends the following for citing anything from web sites (which would include any claim you're reporting from one): New child vaccine gets funding boost. (2001). Retrieved March 21, 2001, from http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/story_13178.asp Cite in text the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the ...


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If the concern is your blog post, I would recommend you either: a) The hedgehog is 25% more spiky, if raised in temperature 5°C less than average (source) or b) According to the new study from DPKR, the hedgehog is 25% more spiky, if raised in temperature 5°C less than average BTW: Several people are nowadays afraid of SEO, so they do something like ...


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You must quote the source that you read, not the original publication, if they differ. Some style manuals require that you give the original publication date, e.g. in MLA: Bacon, Francis. "Of Simulation and Dissimulation". 1625. Essays. Ed. Michael J. Hawkins. London: J. M. Dent, 1973. pp-pp. Print. Replace "pp" with the appropriate page numbers. And ...


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My suggestion is to divide your bibliography in two sections: the first section can be titled, for example, Cited works (or something similar); the second one can be titled Further references. At the beginning of the Further references section you should add a brief text explaining which kind of references you have included in this section and why.


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Since you don't have a bunch of "sources of sources" -- just this one -- you have three easy ways to remain honest and give due credit. Find a way to cite the notes directly as a reference, preferably before you cite anything you were led to by the notes. Directly quoting something is not a prerequisite for citing it as a reference. As you suggested, ...



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