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-- Seth Cooper (Talk) 19:30, February 27, 2011

Notes and references

Hi ShadowWarrior, I noticed you said here that you didn't know how to add notes and references to pages. Here's how:

Let's say I wrote: "Rubeus Hagrid was a half-giant.", and I wanted to add a reference from, let's say, the first book. (I don't remember exactly where it's revealed.) Anyway, to add a reference to this, you'd type:

Rubeus Hagrid was a half-giant.<ref name="PS">Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone</ref>

The content in between <ref name="PS"> and </ref> is what will show up below in the "Notes and references" section of the article, in this case, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". However, we haven't added that section to the article yet.

To do this, you simply type this in the appropriate place in the article:

==Notes and references==

And then directly under that, you add this:


And that's how it's done. Now, back to making references. Let's say you had multiple facts in an article, yet they all had references to the same thing, for example, to remain consistent with our previous example, the first book. Don't worry, you don't have to type it all again. That's why in the beginning of the reference it says ref name=PS. To add another reference to something previously referenced in the same article, simply type this:

"Rubeus Hagrid was a half-giant.<ref name="PS">Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone</ref> He took Harry Potter to Platform 9¾ in 1991.<ref name="PS" />

And that's how it's done. It says "PS" because I referenced to the first book, but you can really name it anything you want, like: <ref name="Blah">.

Now, to make do the same exact thing you did before.

Well, I hope that wasn't too complicated. I suggest reading our layout guide and How to Edit before making any more edits. Anyway, hope I helped, Texthawm (Owl Me) 22:44, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

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