Adding footnotes to your manuscript may be essential as explanations. Most often, footnotes are used as a replacement for long, explanatory notes which could interrupt the flow of your text. They can also be used to direct the reader to more information pertaining to the subject in the main text, to reference a quote or viewpoint, or as an alternative to parenthetical references.
Trafford follows the Chicago Manual of Style citation guidelines when inserting footnotes in your book. Footnotes are indicated by a superscript number that corresponds to a note at the bottom of the page that is written in a smaller font and labeled with the same number. It also includes the citation number in superscript and contains the full citation the first time the source is cited. Every subsequent citation of the source only requires an abbreviated citation. The first line of all footnotes is indented, single spaced, and without extra space between references.
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