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How to cite things in English.

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If I have a quotation that, within itself, quotes another source, how do I write an in-text citation for the nested quote?

While writing a literary criticism essay on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, I cited another critique that quoted the novel itself. Within the outline I submitted to the teacher, the entire quote ...
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How do I cite a line of poetry that is repeated throughout the poem? Should I just cite the first time it occurs?

The line is repeated several times throughout the poem
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Why are sub-subsections of the Irish constitution marked with the degree symbol?

The accepted legal practice when referring to sub-subsections of the Irish constitution is to use the degree symbol to mark sub-subsections. For example, Art 40.3.3°. This convention is not used for ...
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APA reference for uppercase word in title of book

I need to complete references for an assignment in APA format, but one of the books has an uppercase word in it and I'm not sure if it should remain uppercase or be changed to lowercase: The SAGE ...
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Using 'Ibid' within footnoting A Level

I am currently completing my final piece of A Level coursework for English Literature. I have cited a quote, and then the second quote is from a different place. Wrote out all the relevant details ...
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How to cite reset page numbers?

I'm trying to cite a "P.S." section of a book, Green Grass Running Water by Thomas King, but the page numbers just start again from 1 at the start of the P.S. section (i.e. the next page after 430 is ...
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Citation of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) in academic writing

I am referring to companies in a certain SIC classification and I am not sure if it's necessary to add a proper citation, when first mentioning the SIC classification, to the "Occupational Safety &...
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Preserving Alphabetical Order Within a Citation

I am using MLA format to cite a series of articles for a school paper. All citations are listed alphabetically (Flood --> Gould --> Green -->). However, I am wondering whether or not an article with ...
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How to cite a citation thats meant to give context as part of a discussion

How to use citations that are meant to give more historical or just larger context possibly needed for details of certain things, but not The integrality gap of this LP is related to the Erdos Posa ...
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How do I write (not cite) Bible verses in MLA format?

For in-text MLA citations of the Bible, everything I've seen says to write the following: Saint John tells us that "God so loved the world that he sent his only-begotten Son" (Revised Standard ...
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Quotation and Citation

I have a sentence directly copied from a source to a paper. This sentence is cited but not quoted. In this point, it is regarded as plagiarism. Can we say plagiarism for the opposite case: Directly ...
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Citations and Commas

How do you write #1? Does #2 need a comma before the word, while or no comma at all? "How is it? Do you like it? she would ask. And that is how we would carry on with our mother/daughter dinners each ...
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difference between “cited in” and “cited after”

what's the difference between "cited in" and "cited after" eg (cited in Hofstadter 1969: 10) and (cited after Manin 1997: 3)