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All pages should have references to avoid conflict among editors on what is and is not true (or is Speculation). We are aware that references at Ghostbusters Wiki are actaully a mix of references and footnotes according to Wikipedia. This was to simplify the rules.

Note that all examples are used here on this page

All Articles should also have this at the bottom so references can be seen.

==References==
<references/>


Types of Media to ReferenceEdit

Video MediaEdit

Videos can be a tricky area to reference, but worth it in the long run. The issues with referencing a video comes down to knowledge of the video.

general structure

<ref>Actors, Directors or Character names (Year of most recent release of video format, if any). Name of show and episode or movie and scene (Year it first aired, or was shown in theaters, or posted on youtube) (format this is based on: DVD, VHS, YouTube, etc). Company that produced media.</ref>

simple reference

<ref>[[Ray Stantz/Animated|Ray Stantz]] (2009).[[The Real Ghostbusters]]- [[Adventures in Slime and Space]] (1987) (DVD). Time Life Entertainment. </ref>

reference including timestamp

<ref>[[Ray Stantz/Animated|Ray Stantz]] (2009).[[The Real Ghostbusters]]- [[Adventures in Slime and Space]] (1987) (DVD ts. 4:49-4:50). Time Life Entertainment.</ref>


reference including comments

<ref>[[Ray Stantz/Animated|Ray Stantz]] (2009).[[The Real Ghostbusters]]- [[Adventures in Slime and Space]] (1987) (DVD ts. 4:49-4:50). Time Life Entertainment. ''Ray says: "Ecto Slimer Nets"''</ref>

Other Examples:

<ref>[[Michael C. Gross]] (1999).[[Ghostbusters]]- Subtitles Production notes (1999) (DVD ts. 45:14). Columbia TriStar Home Video. ''Michael C. Gross says: "At one point, we were talking with Gregory Hines about playing the part. "''</ref>


YouTube/Videos on siteEdit

We highly don't recommend linking to videos, unless it is a exclusive source.

Referencing to videos on many sites like YouTube and Dailymotion is a common thing. Here is how we suggest doing it.


simple reference

<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks_VmFWBVvo "Ghostbusters tv ad"] a bonus video with [[Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3)|PS3 version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game]]</ref>


with timestamp (only works on YouTube videos)

<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks_VmFWBVvo#t=0m12s "Ghostbusters tv ad"] (ts. 0:12) a bonus video with [[Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3)|PS3 version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game]]</ref>

Video GamesEdit

Video games can be a challenge to reference to, but here are examples on how it can be done.

GB:TVG reference

<ref>[[Ray Stantz]], [[Rookie]], [[Library ghost]] (2009). [[Ghostbusters: The Video Game]] ([[Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions)|Realistic Version]])- [[Checking Out the Library Level (realistic version)|Checking Out the Library Level]] "After confrontation with [[Book Golem]]" (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari. </ref>


WebsitesEdit

For a Website Reference it only needs the url, name of the page and place it is from.

<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters Ghostbusters (film) from Wikipedia]</ref>

PrintEdit

As for any form of print (paper), it is required the page number and book name. However, the more details the better.

<ref>Mueller, Richard (August 1985). ''Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular'', p. 188. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984.</ref>

Other Examples:

<ref> Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). ''The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection'' booklet, p. 10. CPT Holdings, Inc.</ref>


<ref> Reitman, Ivan (1999). ''Ghostbusters Collector's Series'' inlay, p. 1. Columbia TriStar Home Video.</ref>


<ref> Reitman, Ivan (2005). ''Ghostbusters'' Ghostbusters Movie Scrapbook booklet, p. 2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.</ref>


Scripts/StoryboardsEdit

simple script reference:

<ref>McCoy,Dennys & Hickey,Pamela (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]]- [[Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?]] (1987) (Script p. 05). CPT Holdings, Inc.</ref>


script reference including script date and version info:

<ref>McCoy,Dennys & Hickey,Pamela (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]]- [[Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?]] (revised May 27, 1986) (Script p. 05). CPT Holdings, Inc. ''Peter says: "And that chartbuster was "Love Makes Me Live""''</ref>


script reference including comments:

<ref>McCoy,Dennys & Hickey,Pamela (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]]- [[Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?]] (revised May 27, 1986) (Script p. 05). CPT Holdings, Inc. ''Peter says: "And that chartbuster was "Love Makes Me Live""''</ref>


storyboard reference:

<ref>Rader,Brad (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]]- [[Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood]] (1986) (Storyboards p. 120-121). CPT Holdings, Inc.</ref>



ImagesEdit

Images hosted at Ghostbusters Wiki can be used as a reference. Please note that the link is to the images File page, and not to the actual image.

<ref>[http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/File:GB01_cover_colors.jpg Third Ad]</ref>

No reference informationEdit

If you believe that in fact the content you see is true, but lacks a reference, a {{Cn}} can be added which looks like this ([citation needed]).

End Results of ReferencesEdit

([1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]) How will the example look at the bottom of the article:

  1. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters-Adventures in Slime and Space (1987) (DVD). Time Life Entertainment.
  2. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters-Adventures in Slime and Space (1987) (DVD ts. 4:49-4:50). Time Life Entertainment.
  3. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters-Adventures in Slime and Space (1987) (DVD ts. 4:49-4:50). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Ecto Slimer Nets"
  4. "Ghostbusters tv ad" a bonus video with PS3 version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  5. "Ghostbusters tv ad" (ts. 0:12) a bonus video with PS3 version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  6. Ray Stantz, Rookie, Library ghost (2009).Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Version)- Checking Out the Library Level "After confrontation with Book Golem" (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari.
  7. Ghostbusters (film) from Wikipedia
  8. Mueller, Richard (August 1985). Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, p. 188. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984.

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