If, in the narrative of your works, you make a direct reference to your source such as “In his book Jefferson the President, author Dumas Malone asserts that Thomas Jefferson was blah, blah, blah, etc.”, would I still need a footnote? I am thinking probably so to document publisher, page number, etc.
Thank you so much for your time and I appreciate your very detailed answer.
If you quote another author (using his exact same words) or if you stipulate
another author’s theory, argumentation, idea or group of ideas, then a footnote
must be used in order to clearly identify the source of your information.
Hence, if you state in your paper that “In his book, Jefferson the President,
author Dumas Malone asserts that Thomas Jefferson was (insert information
here)”, then you will also have to add a reference number at the end of your
sentence as well as a reference note (footnote, endnote or electronic
reference). The reference number is linked to the reference note.
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