Step 7: Reference like a pro Everything you need to know to reference your sources with zero friction.

Faye Turner

6 min Read Time | August 10th 2021

Key takeaways


All analyses need to contain sources with working URLs and up-to-standard in-text citations.


You must first add all your sources and second add the corresponding footnotes in the body of your analysis. You can also copy your text with hyperlinked in-text citations from an external document, paste it in the analysis, and the footnotes will be added automatically.


Analyses that contain no sources or in-text citations will be rejected.

How to add a footnotes

Referencing your sources is simple.

First, you need to add all your sources in the area below the analysis.

Second, use the Footnote button to add a footnote.

You can then choose from the dropdown the source that is related to the footnote.

If you tend to write your analysis on an external site, such as Word or Google Docs and you add the citations manually there, when you paste your text in the analysis, the footnotes will be automatically added.

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How to format in-text citations

Please follow these standards when adding in-text citations:


N = source number,

X = page number within the source (if there is any)

X-Y = page range within the source

For multiple sources, please separate them with a comma and no spacing:

  • In-between the source number and the page number, please add a semicolon ; and the letter p.

  • Select a maximum of 10 high-quality, publicly available sources, which are in English or translated into English.


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