NSCC Open Textbook Citation Style

Use Footnotes

Open textbooks at NSCC use footnotes in place of in-text citations linked to a full reference.

This best practice allows us to meet both academic integrity and Creative Commons attribution requirements while also presenting text that is easier to read and follow. Note: The attribution information is still discoverable and readable by the reader.

Pressbooks supports the automatic creation of footnotes and chapter endnotes with a built-in tool.

How to Add Footnotes

To create a footnote in your book, open the visual editor for a chapter where you’d like to create a new footnote:

  1. Place your cursor where you want your footnote marker to appear
  2. Click the “FN” button in the visual editor
  3. Enter your desired footnote content in the ‘Footnote Content’ window which appears and Click ‘OK’.
  4. A footnote shortcode will be inserted in the location you have selected.
  5. The short code is visible in the text editor. The short code contains text between opening and closing square brackets that include the word ‘footnote’.

    [ footnote ]Enter your footnote content here.[ /footnote ][1]

Chapter Level Attributions

Documenting OERs used

  1. Example of a footnote attached to text.


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