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Why references are important

Inline citations
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Citations the easy way

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Inline citations are usually small, numbered footnotes like this.[1] They are generally added either directly following the fact that they support, or at the end of the sentence that they support, following any punctuation. When clicked, they take the reader to a citation in a reference section near the bottom of the article.

While editing a page that uses the most common footnote style, you will see inline citations displayed between <ref>...</ref> tags.

If you are creating a new page, or adding references to a page that didn't previously have any, remember to add a References section like the one below (here is info on where specifically to place it):


Note: This is by far the most popular system for inline citations, but sometimes you will find other styles being used in an article, such as references in parentheses. This is acceptable, and you shouldn't change it or mix styles. To add a new reference, just copy and modify an existing one.

  1. ^ Wales, J (2021). What is an inline citation?. Wikipublisher. p. 6.