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This page explains how to create numbered footnotes and references using <ref>,</ref>, and <references/> syntax, which is the current best-practice method in most circumstances. The Dune Wiki does not enforce referencing, but in a long article that may include hints from many books or interviews referencing is a useful tool to keep track of your sources without constantly explaining in the article itself.

Inserting references or footnotes[]

References need to be inserted in Wikitext (code view), this is found on the far right of the Rich Text editor's toolbar ("View Wikitext").

Single citation of a reference or footnote[]

At the point of citation in the article, enter the footnote or reference like this:

<ref>God Emperor of Dune</ref>

You can include formatting and links in the footnote or reference in the usual way. The reference will become visible in the <references/> list at the bottom, if there is one.

Creating the list of References or Footnotes[]

At the point where you want the text of the footnotes or references to appear (usually at the end of the article in a Notes or References section), insert the tag:


Multiple citations of the same reference or footnote[]

To cite the same reference or footnote several times, identify it using the name parameter of the <ref> tag.

At one of the citation points (it makes sense to choose the first), enter the reference like this:

<ref name="GEOD">God Emperor of Dune</ref>

Then at all the other citation points, just enter:

<ref name="GEOD"/>

You are free to pick any footnote name, subject to a few rules. the footnote name is internal and will not be displayed anywhere when the page is viewed. Footnote names are case sensitive and may not be a numeric integer. The quotes are optional unless the name or group includes a space, punctuation or other mark. Names and groups should be kept simple and restricted to the standard English alphabet and numerals.


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  1. God Emperor of Dune


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