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Chapter 20. In the End Zone > CMS Footnotes and Endnotes - Pg. 228

In the End Zone 228 Word Watch A footnote is a complete bibliographical citation indicated by a number in the text. Endnotes follow the same format but are listed on a page at the end of the paper. Today's nifty computer programs make them a snap to prepare. A footnote is a bibliographical reference indicated by a number in the text. The complete citation is then placed at the bottom ("foot") of the same page. An endnote is identical in form to a footnote, but the complete citation is placed at the end of the paper on a separate page labeled "Endnotes." For example, here's a direct quotation credited with a footnote: No one supposes that an actual bundle of papers prepared by a surveyor named Jonathan Pue ever existed. However, as Charles Boewe and Murray G. Murphey remarked in their article "Hester Prynne in History," it is nevertheless "far from certain that no real historical basis exists for Hester." 6 So that you can compare, here's how the same passage looks when credit is given through paren- thetical documentation: