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Is there a style guide for non-fiction?

There are many different kinds of non-fiction books. The most structured ones are academic books. Typically for such a book, you would need an advanced degree, you would be published through an ...
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Do I need to put the references where I extracted the word meanings for my glossary?

I'd ask your advisor. In linear algebra we don't source the definition of common terms like "orthogonal" or "symmetric tridiagonal matrix". The example you gave does not look the ...
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Do the references need to be in sequential order with the chapters?

There are a number of different ways this issue is handled in practice. The most common is for each chapter's references to be placed at the end of the chapter and to start from 1 again for each ...
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Is there a good reference for improving my penmanship?

Years ago, I drastically improved my handwriting using Rosemary Sassoon's well-named Teach Yourself: Better Handwriting. The original version is out of print, but there is what looks to be an updated ...
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Referencing Two Works Together

These conventions and style will depend on the venue (journal or edited volume). In my field, it is necessary to always acknowledge that there are multiple authors for a given work when referencing it ...
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How do I manage my online references?

You have to reference everything you refer to or paraphrase. Pick a referencing style, such as Chicago, look up how to do it. Usually you need the website url and the date accessed (pages change). ...
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How long and/or big can a reference be?

There are potentially 3 issues here: Trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and good story-telling. If you copy the name of someone else's story or characters, and you create the possibility ...
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Is there a format to use when referencing?

The answer to your question will depend upon what you need your readers to be able to do with what you provide. If the purpose is only to provide an indicator that further reading is available, then ...
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Citing the Same Source Multiple Times in a Book

One common method is to have a "list of works cited" with full bibliographic information for each, and a unique abbreviation for each. Then notes list only the abbreviation and the page ...
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Citing the Same Source Multiple Times in a Book

If you treat your chapters as separate entities, then: it is expected to restart the count for the citations for every chapter, and to cite again material regardless of whether it was already cited in ...
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What is the most appropriate way to cite a tweet or social media post?

If your essay will live on a rich platform, the most appropriate way of referencing a tweet or YouTube video is by embedding them into your article with a caption that includes a link to the person’s ...
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Referencing figures, tables, sections and chapters: When to capitalize and when to use lower case letters

Absent guidance from a style guide, the best rule of thumb I can think of would be to use the same capitalization in the text as appears in the caption of the figure: Figures 1 to 3; Figure 5, etc. In ...
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Do the references need to be in sequential order with the chapters?

They will have to be in order when the book is finished -- and that's all the drafts. As long as you can identify which references go to which page in the end, you are keeping sufficient track of the ...
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