Help:How To Write in Wiki/Citations and references

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Citations and references are important to make sure that our sources are correct and that we are not lying or stealing from others authors or organisations.

When you want to add citations into footnotes or footnote in general then you use the following tag <ref>This is a reference and will appear in a footnote</ref>. At the end of your text place a <references/> tag and the reference will appear there. Usually the end of a document.

Example: Use: Wikitext On page
Make quote. Text followed by quote between <ref>s:
My quote<ref>My source</ref>
My quote<ref>My source</ref>
My quote[1]
Make footnote. Text followed by note between <ref>s:
Text<ref>Footnote</ref>
I like using footnotes <ref>"The 
Guy thinks he is a Comic. Laugh"</ref>
I like using footnotes [2]
Repeat same source. Text followed by note between <ref name="autogenerated1">Quoted quote</ref>:
Text<ref>Source</ref>. Note that text is exactly the same.
Who I am
<ref name="autogenerated1"></ref>.
Where I am from<ref name="autogenerated1"></ref>
.
Who I am[3].

Where I am from[3].

Make reference. Text followed by reference between <ref>s:
Nice long sentence<ref>My source</ref>
Most parents say that children do not 
like to eat their greens <ref>p1234, ''"Stating 
the blinding Obvious"'', Justin I. T. Fortheloot, 
WePublishRubbish Press, 2006</ref>
Most parents say that children do not like to eat their greens [4]

Placing the collection of notes

Make a heading at the bottom of the page to collect all the citations, quotes, references and notes.

Example: Use: Wikitext
Place for references, quotes and notes. Put this at the place you want them to be: <br><references/>
<references/>

On page:

References[5]

  1. My source
  2. "The Guy thinks he is a Comic. Laugh"
  3. 3.0 3.1 My book page 1
  4. p1234, "Stating the blinding Obvious", Justin I. T. Fortheloot, WePublishRubbish Press, 2006
  5. Also Notes, Quotes or Citations are possible titles

More about citing

More detail can be found at the Cite.php extension page.