- Sep 5, 2013
- Adding a Paragraph
- Specifying Fine Print
- Marking Important and Emphasized Text
- Creating a Figure
- Indicating a Citation or Reference
- Quoting Text
- Specifying Time
- Explaining Abbreviations
- Defining a Term
- Creating Superscripts and Subscripts
- Adding Author Contact Information
- Noting Edits and Inaccurate Text
- Marking Up Code
- Using Preformatted Text
- Highlighting Text
- 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 ).
In this example, the cite element marks up the titles of an album, a movie, a book, and a work of art. (Note: The lang="it" in the last instance declares that the language of the cite text is Italian.)
The cite element renders in italics by default.
To cite a reference
- Type <cite>.
- Type the reference’s name.
- Type </cite>.