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Lexicanum is based around the background of Warhammer 40,000 and as such is going to be subject to sourcing issues as information is replaced as time goes by. This means for information to be used effectivly, we need you to put your sources in. This, like all things, must fall under standardisation patterns and the method is displayed below.
Part 1 - In text
Once you have writen your article you then need to indicate where the information comes from that you just put in so it is easier to see the accuracy of what you have written. This is more of a precautionary method to prove your accuracy than to catch people out. In the text, put a round open bracket e.g. (, put three apostrophies (e.g. ''' ), the number of the source beginning at 1 and then three more apostrophies and then close the round brackets. This will give you something like this:
('''1''') - (1)
The number increases as you move onto the next source. There is no limit to the number of sources you can have, but too many can look messy and confusing. It is best to look at an article already sourced to get an idea of how much sourcing is necessary.
Part 2 - Bibliography
Once you have sourced in the text, you need to create a heading named Sources by putting two equals signs e.g. == and then Sources and then two more equals signs. This will give you this: ==Sources== After this, you need to put in a list of all of the numbers you used in the text in the same way, e.g.
Then you put a space, dash e.g. -, space and then enter either the full quote using inverted commas e.g. "" end up with something like this:
- (1) - "The Imperial Guard are great!"
If you didn't use a quote and simply took the information and placed it in your own words it is sufficient to leave it blank and move onto the next stage.
Part 3 - External Linking
The next thing to do is create another title with two equals signs with External Links inside them. You should get something like this: ==External Links== Here you put a list of the sources you use. You put a star *, this time no brackets, and three apostrophies and a letter, beginning at A. You should end up with:
Then you put a space, dash, space and then the external link. These must be external links and so would be done using one open square bracket e.g. [, putting in the web address, a space and then the name you want to show. This would be something like this:
*'''A''' - [http://www.Gamesworkshop.com/ Games Workshop website]
Linking Source and Links
That was the easy part, now for the hard bit. You need to go back to your bibliography and put a space, dash, space and then two apostrophies e.g. '', the word External Link then three more apostrophies e.g. ''' and then the letter of the External Link you made earlier. Make sure you get the correct letter! Then close it all with five more apostrophies e.g. '''''. You will end up with something like this:
*('''1''') - "The Imperial Guard are great!" - ''External Link '''A'''''
- (1) - "The Imperial Guard are great!" - External Link A
If you drew your information from a Codex or other non internet related source then replace the External Source part with the codex you used, for example Codex: Imperial Guard. Then leave one space and put P and the page number, for example:
- (1) - "The Imperial Guard are great!" - Codex: Imperial Guard P16
If you didnt use a source:
- (1) - Codex: Imperial Guard P16
This means you don't need an External Links entry for this, and if you didn't use any external sources, you don't need an External Links header at all!