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The integration of references on pages are extremely important in verifying the information that is on a page. Thankfully, adding references is a very easy process. Nonetheless, the information below will guide you through the process.
How to add references
- Identify the information that requires a reference. This task may seem daunting, but it is really an application of common sense. Any information that may be disputable should have a reference after it. For example, if you write: Riley gets kicked out of E-Girls, a reference is needed. Although fans would probably know that this happened, adding a reference would assure that no one can accuse you of lying.
- Click the "Insert" button at the top of the page, then click "Reference". You will be brought to an empty box with "Reference" as the title. Here, type a proper formatted reference. First, put the name of the title of the source either in italics or in quotations (episode titles are put in quotations, all other titles are in italics) and permalink it to the site. After a period, type the website name of the source, but not the URL (i.e. Wikia, Wikipedia, Youtube). If a date of initial publication can be found, but this date in brackets after the site name. Finally, write the date that the source was used, otherwise knows as the date you retrieved this information. Your reference will look something like this: Title. Site name (Date of publication). Date of retrieval. (Note that when citing episodes, your reference should look like this instead: "Episode title." The Next Step. Family Channel. Date of retrieval.)
- Now you have your reference! The last step is to make a list of references. At the very end of the article, place the heading "References." While under this heading, click the "Insert" button at the top of the page, then click "References list". You will then brought to a box with the heading "References list". Simply click "Insert" and then you are done!
How to rename references
Now that you have successfully made a reference, you may want to rename references or group them together in the case of wishing to use a previously created reference in an infobox. Below are your steps.
- Click the little black arrow on the "Edit" button at the top of the page and click "Classic Editor". Go to Source mode. A reference in source mode will be pink and blue with <ref> at the beginning and </ref> at the end. Let's say you wish to rename this reference to "sunshine". You simply change <ref> to <ref name=":sunshine">.
- You should turn all references that are the same as "sunshine" to <ref name=":sunshine" />