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References to articles in previous issues or to another article in the same issue are usually given within parentheses in the text.

Generally follow the title given in the National Geographic Index or on the article's title page, not the title on the cover or on the contents page, when they differ.  Follow the punctuation of the running foot if there is one.

If more than one article is cited, give the most recent article first, unless they should be read in a different order for better understanding:
        The Stilwell Road was finished only months before the war ended. (See "Burma Road," November 2003.)

         Mike Fay trekked from Congo to the Gabon coast (see the October 2000, March 2001, and August 2001 issues).

         I had already found several burial sites carved into a cliff, including one prepared for a top official of Ramses the Great
        (see "A Pharaoh's Peacemaker," October 2002) and another belonging to a woman named Maia.

         The oil pipeline crosses the eerie rock piles of the Nuba Mountains. (See "The Nuba: Still Standing," page 60.)

If a footnote is preferred, follow the examples below:
        *See "Irish Ways Live On in Dingle," by Bryan
         Hodgson, National Geographic, April 1976.
         †"The Friendly Irish," by John Scofield, appeared
         in the September 1969 National Geographic.

         *See "The Essential Element of Fire," by
         Michael Parfit, in the September 1996 issue.


In the Letters column, use the title on the contents page, unless it does not clearly identify the subject of the article.