This tag is for questions looking for a single specific, or a small number of (citable) references.

This tag is for questions looking for a single specific, or a small number of (citable) references.

Questions of the form "What paper/book reported X?", "Where can I find the original publication of X?", or "Where can I find popular applications of X?" are reference requests.

Valid answers should include a complete citation, e.g.:

  • Author(s), Initial(s): Year of publication, Title, Edition, Publisher, Place of Publication. (ISBN, URL if available)
  • Author(s), Initial(s), Journal name Year of publication Volume number (Issue or part number), first (and last page) numbers (Title, DOI, URL if availabile)
  • ...

(adapted from the Chemistry.SE tag wiki)