Q. What is the footnote for?


Footnotes are:

  • Found at the bottom of a page
  • Used either as part of a citation style (copyright) or as a way to give the reader supplemental information (content)
  • Used in Chicago style citation
  • Baker College uses APA citation style and footnotes are very rarely used in APA.

Here is an article from the official APA Style blog that discusses footnotes in APA. 

For other APA questions, consult the APA Help Guide.

If you have additional questions, please contact your Campus Library/ARC. Thank you for using ASK US.


  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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