- Starting a New Paragraph
- Adding Author Contact Information
- Creating a Figure
- Specifying Time
- Marking Important and Emphasized Text
- Indicating a Citation or Reference
- Quoting Text
- Highlighting Text
- Explaining Abbreviations
- Defining a Term
- Creating Superscripts and Subscripts
- Noting Edits and Inaccurate Text
- Marking Up Code
- Using Preformatted Text
- Specifying Fine Print
- Creating a Line Break
- Creating Spans
- Other Elements
Indicating a Citation or Reference
Use the cite element for a citation or reference to a source. Examples include the title of a play, script, or book; the name of a song, movie, photo, or sculpture; a concert or musical tour; a specification; a news-paper or legal paper; and more ( and ).
The cite element is appropriate for marking up the titles of works of art, music, movies, and books.
... <p>He listened to
<cite>Abbey Road</cite>while watching
<cite>A Hard Day's Night </cite>and reading
<cite>The Beatles Anthology</cite>.<p>When he went to The Louvre, he learned that
<cite>Mona Lisa</cite>is also known as
<cite lang="it">La Gioconda</cite>.</p> ...
The cite element renders in italics by default.
To cite a reference
- Type <cite>.
- Type the reference’s name.
- Type </cite>.