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Researchers who use the MLA system of parenthetical documentation may also use information notes for one of two purposes:

  1. to provide additional material that might interrupt the flow of the paper yet is important enough to include;

  2. to refer readers to any sources not discussed in the paper.

Information notes may be either footnotes or endnotes. Footnotes appear at the foot of the page; endnotes appear on a separate page at the end of the paper, just before the list of works cited. For either style, the notes are numbered consecutively throughout the paper. The text of the paper contains a raised arabic numeral that corresponds to the number of the note.


    California is not alone in its concern about mountain lion attacks.


    1For a discussion of lion attacks in other western states, see Turback 34.

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