Citation questions regards finding or discussing sources for theorems, conjectures and statements in articles, books or other credible sources.

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Missing citations of “to appear” papers on MathSciNet

Recently, looking at my author profile on MathSciNet (Am I a narcissist?), I saw that my citations counter is lower than what I expected. After a while, I realized what the problem is: Many of my ...
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Citing papers that are in a language that you do not read.

I have a basic question that others have definitely considered. Often there are papers that originally appeared in a language that one might not understand (and I mean a natural language here). I ...
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Finding citations for 'well-known' results

I am almost ready to submit my most recent paper, and I find myself in a problem that has already occurred multiple times in my short publishing career. In this paper, I wish to state a result which ...
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Citation of a paper with a proof you would like to improve [closed]

Imagine that you are in the following situation: You write up a proof which eventually gets published. There you need a result which is not so well-known but it is contained in another paper P; ...
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How to refer to a theorem that you have shown to be wrong

I am writing a paper about a flaw that I found in a published paper. There, the statement is called “Theorem 2”. In my paper, I am reproducing the other paper’s definitions, and steps leading towards ...
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Cite articles or book where I first found the result?

I'm writing up a paper and I'm not sure how to cite a few things. It concerns a conjecture made by Quillen. Some work has been done showing it's true in some cases, false in others. These results I ...
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If Erdős is published as Erdös in a paper, which do I cite?

There seems to be a few papers around with Erdős written as Erdös. For example: MR0987571 (90h:11090) Alladi, K.; Erdös, P.; Vaaler, J. D. Multiplicative functions and small divisors. II. J. Number ...
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How to cite a sequence from The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)?

In my paper I want to provide a reference for a sequence (in this case - A001970) from The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS). However, I couldn't find an official bib entry for it (...
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Best citations database

Which online service provides the most complete list of citations to given mathematical paper? I mean the citations both in published papers and in preprints. I guess scholar.google is the best, maybe ...
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Origin of the numbers game

The numbers game is a (one-player) game played on a finite graph with an initial assignment of numbers to its vertices, studied by Alon, Bj\"orner, Brenti, Donnelly, Eriksson, Krasikov, Mozes, Peres, ...
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Verifying a source that lacks a citation

In this German Mathematics Wikibook page, formula $0.5$ lists the following equation $$\int_0^1 \sin(\pi x) x^x (1-x)^{1-x} \ \mathrm{d}x = \frac{\pi e}{24}$$ as supposedly attributed to Ramanujan (...
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Preprint by Wall on Sjogren's theorem

In their account http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-4049(87)90048-X of Sjogren's theorem, Cliff and Hartley refer to two articles: [9] B. Hartley, A note on a lemma of Sjogren relating to. dimension ...