What's the best way to cite declassified, partially redacted, government memorandum, using Chicago Manual of Style format? [more inside]
There's a well-known joke about statisticians. "Did you hear the one one about the statistician who drowned trying to wade across the river? He knew it was three feet deep...on average." I've searched for a source for this joke on the internet, but haven't found one. Does anyone have any idea where this joke originated? Call me an academic, but I feel the need to attribute it if I can.
Is it possible to get an earlier court date for a traffic issue by showing up on a given day and hoping someone cancels? Calling? Other recourse? In particular, Los Angeles Metropolitan Court? [more inside]
I have a dissertation from 1950. Citations in the dissertation are listed on every page there is a reference and linked via numbers in the text. The bibliography at the end of the dissertation is broken into the sections: Books, magazines, newspaper articles and so on. Which citation style is this?
Did Voltaire or some other enlightenment writer say something like "precision in aiming artillery matters more than the size of the shells"?
Librarians and academics: How would you go about citing a specific moment or piece of content from a video game? [more inside]
i've been living in an apartment building in san francisco for 10 years and have a one-car garage. for much of that time i parked my car on the street, parallel to the curb, blocking my own driveway to some extent. i also had friends park there cars there, and when i had a rental car, i parked it there on and off for several months. no one ever got a ticket. a couple months ago i parked a friend's car there overnight and got a ticket. apparently someone had called in a complaint, although the car was extending only into my own driveway, and by a small amount at that. i protested the $98 ticket, saying that i was the driver and the only one authorized to call in a complaint, but it was denied. i have no idea who called in the complaint, and DPT will not give out that information. i plan to do an in-person hearing. has anyone successfully fought this sort of ticket? [more inside]
According to a study women talk more than men. Which study? [more inside]
I'm writing the bibliography for my dissertation which is about the animation studio UPA. I need to cite a lot of theatrical cartoons from the 1950s, which I watched on youtube. This Site give intructions for citing youtube videos, but it seems like its referring to original youtube vids, not existing films. It says to list the username of the contributor as the author, and it feels wrong to credit a John Hubley cartoon to "liquidnature13". Do I need to give the cartoon's director, year of release, and studio, as well as the contributer's username and the year it was uploaded? If so, how should I format it? (I'm using the Harvard system)
How can I become better at remembering references to cite in my academic writing? I know how to use APA style, but when I need to write I can remember theories and details, but not where I actually READ those theories. HALP! [more inside]
As I'm writing a literature review I'm reading another review paper (Paper A) and found a citation to a source (Paper B) that makes a point I want to incorporate in to my own work. I've tracked down that source (Paper B) and agree with the way it was paraphrased in Paper A. How do I ethically and accurately cite this in my own work using APA? [more inside]
How do I cite a legal case in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
I'm writing my MA capstone research paper and feel like I need to step up my game with managing citations and possibly using something other than Word. Help? [more inside]
How I do I cite a massively multi-authored paper on my CV? [more inside]
Highly cited journals in online / distance education? [more inside]
How do I cite the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in MLA7 format? I can't find it the State Department's Treaties and Other International Acts Series, probably because it was only signed this year. Full text of the treaty. [more inside]
APA citation filter: can I indicate the page number only once in a sentence that contains multiple quotes by the same author? [more inside]
Living in California six weeks, received a citation for driving without a California driver's license. The citation duly arrived in the mail and I paid the ticket. Now I have a misdemeanor on my record permanently, because I paid the ticket instead of contesting it. What is the effect of this and is there anything I can to to change it?
Peed in public, got caught. How do I go about finding a lawyer? [more inside]
Help me find the primary source for Tommy Franks' assertion that the press represented the "fourth front" in the Iraq war. [more inside]
What is the citation style with no indicators in the text, but notes at the end keyed to page numbers? Editors, what do you think of it? And does anyone have Zotero or Mendeley tricks for implementing it in Libreoffice? [more inside]
Do I need to pay a parking-lot "ticket" issued by a private company? [more inside]
Which reference manager works best with the MHRA style? [more inside]
Do in-text citations made using MLA style necessarily include parentheses? [more inside]
I’m in the process of writing an English education book, and I’m going to be using a lot of information: maps, lists, etc. I need to know how I should cite my sources. [more inside]
Help me find where (or if) people have talked about the practice, seen on tumblr and in wider visual blog culture, of completely forgoing citation when posting other people's visual work. [more inside]
In MLA format when you are citing a book that quotes another book, which book should you cite? [more inside]
What is the correct way to reference a song in an academic paper if it is in the public domain due to age? I'm using the words of songs written in the 1800's, but I'm not sure what my obligation is for citations, and how I would go about referencing it, as most song citations including things like specific date, recording company, etc. Thanks!
Good resources online for learning legal writing, research, and citation? [more inside]
I got a parking ticket in Seattle, and I'm going to write a written mitigation statement. What should I say? [more inside]
Does anyone know the actual source for the much-quoted Gandhi line, "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." [more inside]
MLA Citation Filter: How to cite quotations from an unofficial translation that a friend did for me as a favor? [more inside]
I want to be able to map visually how citations of a common academic article are linked in other ways. [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific parable or folk story with the moral that wealth does not bring happiness. It goes something like: Rich man comes into town. The people see his nice things and assume that he's happy. He goes home and commits suicide. The end. [more inside]
I received a parking ticket, ended up paying late, and now I am looking to file an affidavit for relief. What qualifies as "good cause" in Oregon? [more inside]
A question for those who know far more than I do about citation formats: why do none of them include ISBN numbers? [more inside]
I received a traffic ticket for driving without headlights on in Los Angeles, but now the court has no record of my citation. What do I do now? [more inside]
I got a traffic citation last night, and I think the cop was a dick. I want to report him, but I want to do it the right way. What do you think? [more inside]
Zotero, Scrapbook, Papers, Evernote, etc. What should I be using to best organize materials for a research paper? [more inside]
A person's self-rated trustworthiness (how trustworthy you think you are) is correlated with their levels of trust (how willing you are to trust others). Where could I have possibly read this? [more inside]
How do I cite the originators of the Prisoner's Dilemma (in my thesis) when it looks like none of them actually published anything on it? [more inside]
Need help finding a citation to an Israeli Law. A translation would be great too. [more inside]
Which is the surname? [more inside]
I need a comprehensive BibTeX style for the Turabian format. [more inside]
[Discography filter] How do I cite a pirated CD? [more inside]
MLA citation filter: How would I go about citing a footnote in a text that is not written by the author of the text? For example, I am writing about a poem in an anthology, and I will be making use of some of the information provided in the footnotes. How would I cite those parenthetically? Google has just turned up instructions on how to do citations, and I can't seem to find anything on this in my MLA handbook.
Citation 221.05 in NYC for possession. Should I plead not guilty, or suck this up? [more inside]
Is there a way to cross-reference the unique identifier of an unpublished case available on one electronic database to which you are subscribed (Westlaw, LEXIS, etc.) with its unique cite on one of the other electronic databases to which you are unsubscribed? [more inside]
What's all this fuss about bibliography software? [more inside]
Any advice on how to cite a YouTube clip in MLA format? Suggestions for both the parenthetical reference and bibliographic citation would be much appreciated. Email here.
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