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Footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes give you the opportunity to include arguments, evidence, or information that supplement your main argument, but that might disturb the flow of your work if included in the main body of the text. Be judicious about what you want to include in footnotes: do not use long footnotes (longer than a few sentences), as this may disturb the flow and appearance of your paper. Footnotes are also a place to indicate further or incidental points, digressions, and less formal material that would not be appropriate in the body of your text. They are also a useful way to summarize secondary and critical literature and to refer to other important material that you do not cite directly.


If your instructor asks you to place citations in footnotes or endnotes and does not specify a particular citation style, use Chicago Humanities style (covered as “Documentation I” in the online Chicago Manual of Style available via the UB; see "Chicago Author-Date" for the link).

Letzte Änderung: Föhr am 09.August 2015
Verantwortlich: Lusin, Föhr