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=== Source Citations ===
There is no one way to create a source. You will find many sources in the reference section of wiki pages are using The Chicago Manual of Style, but all are acceptable
==== Reference Bibliography
 
When adding a reference to information within a Wiki article, use the following code:<br>
 
<nowiki><ref>AUTHOR, "ARTICLE NAME," REPOSITORY, URL, accessed ACCESSDATE.</ref></nowiki><br>
 
'''Example wikitext code:''' <br>
<nowiki>Chile’s official language is Spanish.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Chile," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref></nowiki><br>
 
'''Display result:'''<br>
Chile’s official language is Spanish.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Chile," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref> <br>
 
 
Note: The citation is then automatically placed at the bottom of the page, often under the “References” heading.<br>
 
 
''More information can be found on [[FamilySearch Wiki:Source Citation Formats|Source Citation Formats]]'' <br>
 
 
==== Bibliography List in Body of the Wiki Page ====
When there are long lists of books or articles within a Wiki page, use the suggested format. This allows users to easily scan a list of pertinent resources.<br>
Add the information in the following order, left to right:<br>
1. First element: add a bullet at the beginning of each book/article citation<br>
2. Second element: Title of book in italics<br>
3. Year of publication<br>
4. Add the word “By” and then put the author’s full name, starting with first name<br>
5. Add publication information, using the following: publication location, followed by colon, publisher.<br>
6. Add the words "Online at:" at the end following the publisher.
 
'''Example:'''<br>
:*''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall and Hamilton Counties, Nebraska.'' 1890. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Pub. Co. Online at:
 
'''Wikitext example:'''<br>
:<nowiki>*''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall and Hamilton Counties, Nebraska.'' 1890. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Pub. Co. Online at:</nowiki> <br>
 
'''Words of guidance:'''<br>
*Capitalize the complete title even though it is not in the catalog<br>
*If the title is really long, just give the first portion of the title and leave off the rest.<br>
*If there is ever information missing use the following guidelines:
**Missing author: leave it blank and move on to the publisher information.
**Missing publication date: use n.d.
**Missing publication place: use n.p.
**Missing publisher: use n.p.
 
'''Example of no author, no date of publication, no place of publication, and no publisher information:'''<br>
:''Niobrara Centennial 1856-1956.'' N.d. N.p: n.p.<br>
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=== Geographical Names ===
=== Acronyms and Abbreviations ===
The first time you use a term that can be abbreviated, write it out and put the acronym in parentheses, e.g., the zone improvement plan (zip) codes were developed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 1963.&nbsp;
== Capitalization ==
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