A footnote is placed at the bottom of a page and an endnote at the end of a document/publication. A footnote/endnote can contain a citation for a given source and/or additional information about a given point in the text. In either case, a superscript number in the text (typically at the end of a sentence) identifies each note and matches the note number that appears at the bottom of the page or at the end of the document/publication.

This guide uses "notes" to refer to both footnotes and endnotes.

Content last updated: October 6, 2016