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Footnotes and endnotes

Footnotes and endnotes

Author: Dan Reade
Description:
  1.  

    Introduce footnotes and endnotes. 

  2.  

    Explain how to format footnotes and end notes. 

 

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to document sources and who is confused about how to incorporate footnotes or end notes. It will explain why footnotes and endnotes are used and how to format them. 

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Tutorial

The Basics of Footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes and endnotes are a common way to provide additional information that an author feels would be useful to the audience but for whatever reason doesn't fit into the main text of an essay. This video will introduce you to the basics of footnotes and endnotes usage.

Source: Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009.; Dan Reade

Footnotes and Endnotes for MLA Papers

The video below gives the basics on how to format footnotes and endnotes for MLA style papers.

Source: Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009.; Dan Reade

Footnotes and Endnotes for APA Papers

The video below gives the basics on formatting footnotes and endnotes for APA style papers.

Source: The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University; Dan Reade