What Are Footnotes?

Similar to in-text citations, footnotes go in the body of your paper and are used to indicate that you’re using information from another source.

A footnote is placed right after the quote/paraphrase and they’re formatted with a little superscript number which correlates to a number at the bottom of the page.

It’s at the bottom of the page where you’ll put in the actual citation information.

Citation styles that use footnotes include: Chicago/Turabian and SBL

How To Insert A Footnote In Word 2013:

  1. place the cursor where you want the number to be placed
  2. click on the References tab
  3. select Insert Footnote
  4. enter your citation information

Need help? Make sure to check these citation guides, stop by the Library Service Desk, or contact us here.