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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 (red_circle-a.jpg and red_circle-b.jpg).

red_circle-a.jpg 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>


red_circle-b.jpg The cite element renders in italics by default.

To cite a reference

  1. Type <cite>.
  2. Type the reference’s name.
  3. Type </cite>.
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