What is the footnote for?


Footnotes are:

  • Found at the bottom of a research paper 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. 

For other APA questions, consult the APA Help Guide.

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  • Last Updated Mar 02, 2021
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