Template:Format footnotes

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When to use

This template indicates that the article uses many improperly formatted or non-formatted inline citations that require large-scale conversion to an accepted form of inline citation.

How to use

To add this template to an article, copy and paste:

or

Both options result in the same output.

Examples

A standard, correct way of formatting the following citations (with some acceptable variations as described at Wikipedia:Citing sources) would be:

Correct: Australia has a government.[1]

References

  1. ^ Australian Government Press Agency (25 November 2009). "Australian Government". Retrieved 25 November 2009.

The following are examples of improperly formatted or non-formatted inline citations. This template is appropriate for articles that contain many such citations, therefore requiring large-scale conversion.

Embedded link

Incorrect: Australia has a government Australian Government.

or:

Incorrect: Australia has a government.[1]

Manual number

Incorrect: Australia has a governmentsee footnote 1

Parenthetical reference

Inline parenthetical referencing was a previously accepted citation system that is now deprecated per WP:PARREF. The recommendation is to convert inline parenthetical references to shortened footnotes (as depicted below) or regular footnotes (as depicted in the first example above) or footnotes with list-defined references.

Incorrect: Australia has a government (Australian Government Press Agency, 2009).

Correct: Australia has a government.[1]

References

Sources

See also