Endnotes and Footnotes

Use endnotes and footnotes to provide complete cross-references to other sources or to add comments about a discussion. Endnotes are displayed at the end of a chapter or book. Footnotes are displayed at the end of a page or a table. The stylesheet that you use usually determines the format and placement of endnotes and footnotes.

2.8.1. Guidelines for Creating Endnotes and Footnotes

Use the following guidelines for creating endnotes or footnotes:

  • Place the endnote or footnote reference at the end of the sentence, phrase, or quotation.
  • Use consecutive numerals that are displayed in superscript to indicate an endnote or footnote reference.
  • Repeat the numeral at the start of the endnote or footnote text.