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What Is the Difference Between a Footnote & a Bibliography for MLA Citation?
There are two types of footnotes: comments and citations. Comments allow you to make notes on your writing, such as a short explanation or an aside about how you came by certain facts. Citations provide your readers with sources. They’re especially important for academic writing because they show that you did proper research and didn’t plagiarize someone else's work. With word processing software and knowledge of your assigned citation style (MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual), you’ll soon be creating footnotes like a pro.
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Note: You can also use Write-N-Cite v2 or III to format a paper with footnotes and endnotes.