Please keep in mind that this is for a commercial project and must be legally sound.

When referencing through a footnote (e.g. a little '1' in superscript), what is the correct way to reference in this scenario?

There is 3 references which are all supporting the one statement, in the one position. Here's an imagine of the 3 possible combinations I thought may be the correct way to assist in explaining what I mean:


Notice that the 3 references are always only 'referring' to the one place in the text.

Please tell me if I've left out any information which may help you to answer. First time posting in this community.

  • Apologies in advance for the ambiguity of my explanation. Hopefully the image explains it. – Matt B Aug 22 '16 at 23:59
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    If it "must be legally sound" you should ask a lawyer, not strangers on the internet. – Kevin Aug 23 '16 at 0:18
  • What style are you using? According to Taylor & Francis Group (p. 3), Chicago style does not recommend using more than one note. Instead, a single note can refer to several citations. The citations are separated by semicolons. I don't have access to the Chicago Manual of Style, so someone else may be able to find more specifics. – vpn Aug 23 '16 at 0:19
  • Kevin, great advise. Thank you. Thank you vanderpn. Unfortunately I'm unaware of the significance/meaning of that group and 'chicago style'. I'll try researching it however please comment with more information if you have the ability to. – Matt B Aug 23 '16 at 0:46
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    I'm voting to close this question because citation questions are off-topic here. You might like to visit the Writing site. – curiousdannii Aug 29 '16 at 10:27

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