- As links to other websites in a section of the article that is also called "External links".
- As reference citations in a section of the article called "References" or "Notes"
- As interwiki links within the main text of the article that, when clicked, take the reader to a different website.
- As in-line links within the main text of the article that, when clicked, take the reader to a different website.
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To add a link in the "external links" section of an article, include the address with just a single set of [ ] brackets, like this:
* [http://www.fjc.gov/ Website of the Federal Judicial Center]
That will look like this on the page:
Style notes on external links:
- The "External links" section should be called "External links", not "External Links".
- The more descriptive and informative you are in how you describe for the reader what they should expect to find when they click on that link, the better. For example, if you're adding a link to a county's election website, it's best to call the link something like "Website of ABC County's election division", rather than a variety of considerably shorter and less informative options.
The "references" section of an article
At the point in the text of the article where you want the reader to see a footnote, type:
This will cause a small digit (such as ) to appear at that point in the text. When the reader clicks on that digit, he or she is taken to the corresponding link in the "references" section toward the end of the page.
(Note: See Citation conventions for help with Judgepedia's standards on how to describe footnotes.)
Note that if you add a reference to a sentence in the body of the article, and there is no references section in the article, the reader won't be able to see or access the link. You have to add a references section in the article if there isn't one already. You do that by typing:
Interwiki links allow you to insert a link in the main body of a Judgepedia article to articles on:
These links have the overall appearance of a standard wiki-link that goes to another article on Judgepedia, except that they are a lighter shade of blue.
To create an interwiki link, follow these steps:
- Type [[
- Depending on which other website your link is going to go to, type either:
- Type a colon :
- Type the exact title of the article on that other wiki
- Type a |
- Type whatever words you want your reader to see in light blue type
- Type ]]
- [[sunshinereview:Cook County, Illinois|Cook County, Illinois]] → Cook County, Illinois
- [[ballotpedia:Governor of Colorado|Colorado's Governor]] → Colorado's Governor
A full list of sites that may be linked to with interwiki links can be seen at: Special:Interwiki.
At times, you may want the reader to be able to directly access an external website by simply clicking on a link in a sentence in the body of your article. Here's an example of what that would look like:
- The Federal Judicial Center was created in 1967.
There are other ways you can direct the reader to that information:
- The Federal Judicial Center was created in 1967. (This sentence links to Judgepedia's article about the FJC.)
- The Federal Judicial Center was created in 1967. (This sentence incorporates a link to a footnote. If the reader clicks on the digit in the footnote, he or she will be taken to the footnote and, from there, can navigate to the FJC's website.)
- The Federal Judicial Center was created in 1967. (This sentence links to Wikipedia's article about the FJC.)