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The main place for this is How do you cite yourself? It's perfectly OK to use text from previously-published own work in your answers, so long as you (i) cite the source, and (ii) make it clear that it's your work. As mentioned in the comments, a simple "This analysis is taken from my book " is more than enough. Regarding the answer you've linked to, from ...


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There are multiple reasons why it's better to link to abstract pages rather than directly to the PDF versions: Mobile users and users with slow internet connection prefer an abstract page over a PDF file. (Also, downloading PDFs can redirect to other applications instead of staying in-browser; this should be an explicit choice on the part of the reader.) ...


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No. A non-peer reviewed reference is better than no reference. The reader can judge the legitimacy of a reference him/herself. In general, Phys.SE encourages answerers to back up claims with references. (Concerning self-citations, see this meta post. For link-only answers, see this meta post.)


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Treating Wikipedia as authoritative (i.e. "Wikipedia say X and that settles it!") would be laughably silly, but Wikipedia is a fairly reliable source for all kinds of basic and widely available knowledge. Several uses of Wikkipedia that are (in my opinion, with my moderators hat taken off) completely appropriate: To support a argument or derivation only ...


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Without specific instance of where this occurred, I can only give general advice. This site is intended for professional physicists and students who are working towards that. We welcome non-professionals and non-physicists of course, but only when their questions and answers are up to the standards expected. As such, most people here are academics or were ...


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We already do this: an answer which is referenced is, in general, more likely to receive more upvotes than one which is not. Voting is the incentive to reference sources as needed. Not to mention, an answer which has relevant links just feels like a better answer, even from the perspective of the one writing it. However, we're not going to require ...


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When you're answering a question about an observation like settling in fluid there are two parts to the answer. One is an explanation of the mathematical model used, and the second is the estimation of numerical values for constants used in your calculation. The mathetical model rarely needs citations, except possibly you're using a citation to skip the ...


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Find the "cite" button underneath a post Then click it, and you'll get the BiBTeX and amsrefs source for citing a post:


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Some history on this feature: it started as a userscript written by Scott Morrison with contributions from Physics moderator Manishearth, proposed and developed on this meta.MO thread, which was then officially integrated by the SE devs into MathOverflow, and subsequently also enabled on math.se. In principle, if we want this to be implemented on this site, ...


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It is my vote, and I will vote as I please. If I want to downvote your question/answer, I will. If I want to upvote your question/answer, I will. If I want to do nothing to your question/answer, I will. Same thing for everyone else. Copying from my answer to this question, No matter how much you disagree with it, you cannot change our ways about how ...


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I guess the implicit question is whether we should actually do this (though it would be better to be explicit); anyway, yes, this is a good idea. Whenever you include an image from elsewhere on the web in your own posts, link to the original source, and preferably also identify it in the text. If you see someone else's post which includes an image whose ...


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(Answer updated by including Moderator inputs) All user contributions on Physics.SE are licensed with the following stipulation, as may be seen from the Terms of Service (Section 3), which specify the exact attribution requirements for reusing content outside of the Stack Exchange network: user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution ...


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This is a CW post with possible leads to follow up on if people want to chase them up. The MIT Libraries' list of APIs for Scholarly Resources Bielefeld Academic Search Engine - I think there's an API documented here the oaDOI FAQ which details their sources the oaDOI API, but it only takes DOIs as input the Directory of Open Access Journals - do they have ...


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