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Adding references to a Wiki page

This installation of MediaWiki has the capability to cite information in a Wiki page. The system used includes references to footnotes at the end of the page. There are basically two important pieces of the system: the intext reference and the collection of references at the end of the page.

Intext references

To cite a specific portion of the article, you would wrap a citation with <ref> and </ref> tags. Here is an example of how a citation would be made to a Wikipedia reference on informal learning along with the actual citation <ref>Informal learning. (2012, May 24). ''In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia''. Retrieved 22:13, June 22, 2012, from</ref> [1]

End of page references

At the end of your page, you would list all the intext references. To do this you would include the tag <references />. Here is an example of the results for the reference included on this page for informal learning.

  1. Informal learning. (2012, May 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:13, June 22, 2012, from

Here are more reference examples and information.

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