How to format footnotes and bibliography?
One of the tasks that students face when they write an essay is to properly format footnotes and bibliography. Footnotes tend to appear in the text itself when you refer to a specific author. A bibliography is a separate section at the end of your essay, article or thesis, where you give a list of used literature.
You need to choose one standard and stick to it throughout the work, avoiding chaotic quoting. If the citations to the authors are formatted differently, your work may not pass the plagiarism check.
Before writing an essay, you can consult with the program administrator or directly with the teacher – they may recommend that you adhere to a certain standard when citing. Separate phrases or terms, if they are used in a narrow sense, also need to be footnotes (and enclose them in quotation marks so that it is clear that this is a concept). If your work contains statistical calculations, percentages, tables collected, calculated and designed by other authors, the source must also be indicated. If you are working with archival materials, you need to indicate in the footnote the documents from which you took the data.
You need to mark with a footnote (but not with quotation marks) a paraphrase and a generalization – a fragment of the text that you retell in your own words in your work.