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Footnotes are used less frequently today than in the past. If they are used, they go at the bottom of a column of text and are not indented. Use asterisk (*), dagger (†), double dagger (‡), and section mark (§) in that order. In text these marks are placed after all marks of punctuation except a dash or, depending on the sense, a parenthesis. The wording of an individual footnote is fairly elastic.

*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.