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Guide to navigation—Site References

At Electricka's web site, site references, also called {Ref.} References or {Ref}s for short, serve a purpose similar to the purpose served by footnotes or endnotes in a book. That is, they provide explanatory or amplifying information about material a reader may encounter on a page anywhere at Electricka's web site.

About footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes and endnotes are devices for annotating a document:

  • A footnote is an explanatory or documenting note or comment at the bottom of a page of a document, referring to a specific part of the text or an item on the page. It may be a minor or tangential comment or event added or subordinated to a main statement or more important event.
  • An endnote is a note, as of explanation, emendation, or the like, added at the end or back of a document.

The chief difference between footnotes and endnotes is that footnotes are placed at the bottom or foot of the page containing the text to which they refer while endnotes are grouped and placed at the back of a document. As a consequence:

  • A notation number placed on a page anywhere in a document containing footnotes refers to a note found at the bottom of the page.
  • A notation number placed on a page anywhere in a document containing endnotes refers to a note found at the back.

site references

A site reference is similar in purpose to a footnote or endnote but is organized differently:

  • A site reference is an explanatory or documenting note or comment.
  • All site references are grouped and placed at a single page of Electricka's web site (the page you are now reading). This placement is similar to that of endnotes in that all site references and all endnotes are placed together; it differs from that of endnotes in that all site references are located at a single page at Electricka's web site whose location doesn't matter.
  • A site reference is referred to by text or an item located on another page.
  • The mechanism for referring to (pointing to) a site reference from the text or item located on another page is called a reference marker.

reference markers

A reference marker is a device similar to a notation number, such as is used with a footnote or endnote, in that it is a symbol that marks the location of commented text. As with a notation number, a reference marker is placed on a page just after the text or item it denotes or marks. It is different in these respects:

  • All reference markers are denoted by the same symbol. The symbol looks like this: {Ref.}.
  • A reference marker is a hyperlink to a site reference.
  • A reference marker refers to (points to) a site reference.
  • One reference marker may link to a single site reference; or many reference markers may link to a single site reference.
  • See more information about site references and reference markers. Visit Electricka's page called Guide To Navigation - References: click here.

how to use site References and reference markers

A reference marker may be located on any page at this web site that contains information that justifies elaboration in the form of a site reference. Of course, many pages do not. The site reference will be a gloss or a supplement of the kind normally found in the footnote of a book, except that some of Electricka's site references may contain hyperlinks, pictures, sound, or video snippets.

The {Ref.} symbol on a page is a hyperlink that points to a site reference on the Site Reference page:

  • To access a site reference from a {Ref.}, click the {Ref.} symbol. The Site Reference page opens at the place on the Site References page where the relevant site reference resides.

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navigation from the site reference page

Normally, when you finish reading a site reference, you will choose to navigate back to the page you came from and continue with what you were doing. However, some site references contain hyperlinks to other pages. Some site references contain hyperlinks to other site references.

You have the option to follow one of these hyperlinks instead of returning to the page you came from.

how to find site references and reference markers

You can use Electricka's Search Tool to search for site references and site markers.

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finding Site References and site markers

It's easy to find site references on the Site References page with Electricka's Search Tool. Just search in the usual way. Specify (select) "Site References" in the Category dropdown. This will limit your search to items listed in the Site References page.

To see a list of all site references, specify (select) "Site References" in the Category dropdown and search for the keyword "site references" (without the quotation marks).

To find pages containing site markers, search for the character string "{Ref.}. make sure you use curly brackets and include the period.

 

  • Visit Electricka's Search Tool: click here.

  • For site references or for information about site references and site markers, visit Electricka's page called Site References: click here.

Getting More out of Site References

Just as with footnotes or endnotes in a book, site references can be a valuable source of information in their own right.

Some things you can do at the Site References page:

  1. Read a site reference.

  2. Scroll through the Site References page, looking for other site refgerences that interest you.

  3. Use your browser's FIND command to automatically search for other site references on the Site References page.

  4. Locate site references that are related to the one that brought you to the Site References page. Compare or contrast the information contained in these site references.

  5. Use Electricka's Search Tool to find pages that have topics or use words that are similar to the site reference that brought you to the Site References page.

  6. Use Electricka's Search Tool to navigate from a site reference on the Site References page to other pages that contain {Ref.} reference markers.

About the Site References page

The page called About Site References the place at Electricka's site where you can:

  • Learn about site references and how to use them.
  • Learn about how to get the most out of site references.

Usage

  • Use a reference marker to clarify arts topics or terms, or to understand the meaning of terms pertaining to this web site.
  • A reference marker always appears immediately following the word or passage or item on a page to which the site reference relates.

Site Reference navigation

You may use menus to locate and open the Site Reference page:

  • Open the Find Fast menu in the Top Menu and click Site References.
  • Click {Ref.} any time you see this symbol on a page.

 


 

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