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What are References/Footnotes[edit | edit source]
References are a very useful way to reference sources of information on a page.
- Necessary if you are copying and pasting information from Wikipedia or other sources.
- Necessary if you are even paraphrasing from another source and it is obvious that you got the information from somewhere else.
- References to other sites that would give additional information.
- Useful for adding information that might give additional insights but not necessary to display in the article itself.
Creating references[edit | edit source]
- They are included within an opening and closing reference tag:
- These tags are placed after the word or item on the page you want to reference, like so:
- They will show in the text as a small number with brackets in blue like so:
- Abraham Lincoln 
- Clicking on the number will take you to wherever you have placed the reference in the article.
- When you click on the reference, it will return you to the location on the page where you placed the reference. They are both internal links
- They can be of any length.
Sample references[edit | edit source]
Here is a sample of coding citing Wikipedia as a source.
Here is the reference as it will appear at the bottom of the page:
- NOTICE - subject of your search in Wikipedia is between the quotation marks: "Waterloo, Ontario."
- NOTICE - "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia" is in italics.
- NOTICE - the external link to the article in Wikipedia where the information was accessed.
- NOTICE - the date the information was placed in the FamilySearch Wiki.
Other kinds of References[edit | edit source]
There are many other forms of references. Check these sites for additional information.
Placing of the references on the page[edit | edit source]
References are normally placed at the bottom of the Wiki page using the following tag:.
NOTE: Be sure to create a header ==References== if there is not one there already. This is the coding:
Try these out[edit | edit source]
- 16th President of the United States