When dealing with information that a reader might find questionable, the Resident Evil Wiki requires that the source of that information be presented to allow independent verification.
How to create a reference
On the Source editor, the coding for references - "reftags" - are typed with the information between "<ref>" and "</ref>". This creates a footnote that can be clicked on to send the reader to the source. Here is an example.
Types of references
The Resident Evil Wiki uses certain standards in referencing content, which can be seen as the following formulae.
- Files in a game
<ref>''[[Resident Evil 3: Nemesis]]'' (1999), file: "[[Jill's Diary]]".</ref> creates this.
- Cutscenes in a game
<ref>''[[Resident Evil 6]]'' (2012), scene: "[[Death of a President]]".</ref> creates this.
Note the formula as: GAME (RELEASE YEAR), TYPE: "NAME".