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Example: Winchelsea is a beautiful resort.

To source this, you would use the tag <ref>...</ref> with your source taking up the "..."

So to get this: Winchelsea is a beautiful resort,[1] your coding would look like this: Winchelsea is a beautiful resort,<ref>Because I said so</ref>

References are usually to books or websites (though sometimes they're afterthoughts[2]). When linking to a website, simply follow the same steps as you normally would.

The final step to references is showing them. First, create a new called References, using the coding: "==References==".[3] Then insert the code: <references/> on the next line to automatically create a list of everything coded with the "ref" tags..

If you used the same reference repeatedly in an article, you don't have to put the whole source in multiple times.[4][4][4][4] This is accomplished by giving the reference a name. The first citation has the format: <ref name="repeat"> ... </ref>. After that point to refer to the same reference again, use the following: <ref name="repeat"/>, with no other tags.

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  1. Because I said so
  2. like this
  3. The = signs create a new section.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 You could, but it'd look bad.
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