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  • Set footnote symbols after the paragraph or phrase which is explained or amplified.

Example: The average number of people who attend each year exceeds two million.1
Example: The conference is attended each spring by 500 New Yorkers,1 600 North Carolinians ...

  • Reference marks should be used in this order:
    * asterisk or star
    ** double asterisk
    † dagger
    ‡ double dagger
  • Use traditional abbreviations, not postal abbreviations.

Example: Boston, Mass., not Boston, MA