In our quest to deliver higher quality content, we decided to introduce references and bibliography to the article writing process. Adding a source to your article is done in a very similar way to adding media. The sources box appears on the right of the editing screen of a text element.
To add a new source just click the Add Source button and a window will pop up that you can put your source information in. Currently your can reference material from 5 types of sources:
- Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
- Magazines & Newspapers
When filling out your source material make sure to include as much information as you can. There are certain required fields for each reference type. For example, books require the title, publication city, publication company and publication year. Once you have put all the info in, save it and it will pop into your sources list.
Now that you have a source, you can reference it in your article. To do this, put your cursor at the place you want your reference and click the insert button. This will add a numerical link in your article surrounded by two square brackets (as you can see in the above image). Don't worry that the number in the brackets is high, it will be adjusted when you save the article. If you want to delete the reference link out of the article, simply delete it out, making sure to delete the brackets as well as the numbers.
If you want to edit your source you can click the edit button to pop up the same window you used when creating it in the first place.
The last button, delete, deletes the source from your sources list. If you have removed a source from your list, make sure to remove any references to it in your article.
Make sure to give it a try and let us know what you think. If you have any questions, comments or ideas for making the process simpler let us know. I've created a forum post for everyone to talk about this.
Good luck and happy writing!