Help:Wiki University VisualEditor--Cite References

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Citing References[edit | edit source]

References or footnotes

Allows you to place references or footnotes anywhere in the article. Highlight the text to which you are making reference, then click on Cite. The first panel appears and you have two choices: Basic or Re-use.


  • Clicking Basic brings up the second panel.
    • In the citation box, note your blinking cursor. Enter your reference or footnote, then press the Insert button. The tool bar above the citation box allows you to change your entry into a link or change the text style.


  • Clicking Re-use will bring up a third panel.
    • This panel displays previous references you have created on the page and allows you to select an existing reference without having to retype it.

Try these out[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz
  • You have to retype a reference or footnote even if it is use elsewhere in the article?
A. True
B. False
  • After you have typed in the reference, you can only change it to a link after you have saved it?
A. True
B. False
  • There is no way to select an existing reference to reuse in another part of the article?
A. True
B. False

  • Create a reference or footnote for the word "Lorem" explaining what the Lorem ipsum paragraph is used for.
  • On the word "Phasellus" put the same reference you created again.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed mattis risus libero, ac vehicula neque rhoncus luctus. Phasellus mattis nisl ut felis porttitor, vel faucibus nisl viverra. Suspendisse convallis erat justo, pulvinar sollicitudin ante eleifend sed. Mauris tortor tellus, mattis non egestas nec, molestie consectetur nibh. Praesent sagittis enim sit amet leo fringilla, in euismod magna ullamcorper. Phasellus eget elit viverra, convallis metus id, ornare neque. Duis nec nunc sed est iaculis consequat.