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Are there any legal issues with referencing nonfiction works and actions in fictional writings?

Sorry if this question seems redundant to some others, but I'm having a really hard time trying to figure this one out. I've been searching the internet on this for a while now and can't seem to get a ...
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Do I need to put the references where I extracted the word meanings for my glossary?

I am writing my thesis protocol and I use many technical definitions, some of them not related to my career. If I copy paste for those definitions, should I include the reference where I took it from? ...
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How to reference books/magazines while writing a biography?

I am writing a biography of a prominent person. I am including some paragraphs from his own books and some other information from magazines and online resources. This is not academic literature, I ...
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Is there an encyclopedic book with all the various formatting styles found in novel since the beginning of history?

Is there an encyclopedic book with all the various formatting styles found in novel since the beginning of history? I would like to read one to see what are all the different formatting options you ...
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Referencing Two Works Together

I am reviewing a research paper. In the reference section of the paper, the authors have mentioned two previous works that are based on the same topic: Author X, Author Y, Author Z, "Topic_Name&...
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Citing the Same Source Multiple Times in a Book

I am currently writing a non-fiction book which I intend to self publish. Regarding the citations and references, I intend to list them at the end of the book as endnotes and have decided to organise ...
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What is the most appropriate way to cite a tweet or social media post?

I was writing an essay discussing the history of a particular concept in recent times. Because a lot of social interaction, even amongst academics, is on social media like Twitter nowadays, I was ...
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Is there a style guide for non-fiction? [closed]

So, I'm writing a nonfiction book. But I'm confused about style, format, and citations. Is there a specific sources section that I have to do? Such as, "References," "Sources Cited,&...
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See examples 1 and 2 in section X - or - See section X, examples 1 and 2

Which form is more common when referring to examples (or, for example, tables)? Some text (see examples 1a and 2e in X). or Some text (see X, examples 1a and 2e). X is the title of the section. ...
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Is there a format to use when referencing?

I am writing an introductory-level book about civil engineering and construction. I list the references at the very back. I show the title and name of the author at a minimum. Do I need something else?...
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Is there a good reference for improving my penmanship?

Over the years I've used the traditional Palmer method for writing different things. However I often developed confusion when trying to integrate this with mathematical formulas and other technical ...
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Referencing figures, tables, sections and chapters: When to capitalize and when to use lower case letters

I know this question has been asked before, but I am still confused. That’s why I am asking again, but in a detailed way. In a scientific work, a master’s thesis for example, you will insert figures ...
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A BibTeX for Reference-Style Links in Markdown?

Both Daring Fireball and Markdown Guide suggest that in Markdown writing, reference-style links can be put at the end of the document (say) or right after the reference is made. My question arises ...
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Do the references need to be in sequential order with the chapters?

I am writing a non-fiction book. I am not writing the chapters sequentially e.g. the first chapter first and then second etc. I have started with the sixth chapter and now writing the second chapter. ...
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How do I manage my online references?

I am writing a non-fiction book. I am doing lot of research online for the same. Most of the material I have included is from youtube videos, blogs, some other websites but none of it is from ...
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