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If you got to this page by following a "citation needed" link, it was placed there because a contributor feels that the preceding statement is likely to be challenged, and therefore needs an inline citation. If you can provide a source to back up the statement, please be bold and add it. If not, please exercise extra caution when using the flagged information.

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Should I cite sources?Edit

Here at the Ace Attorney Wiki, we are currently more lax about citing sources than most other wikis are. This is because most of the information pertaining to the Ace Attorney series comes directly from the games. Of course, ideally everything should have a source and everyone is invited to cite sources for information; if you feel that any statement made on the wiki is likely to be challenged you can do any of the following:

  1. Add the "citation needed" tag by typing in {{fact}}.
  2. Challenge it yourself on the article's talk page.
  3. Cite the source (explained below) if you know where it comes from.

It is especially imperative, however, that information that is not found in the games or in the Court Records fansite be fully sourced.

Methods of referencingEdit

There are no set-in-stone requirements for how to reference, but generally you want to include as much information as possible in the reference.

BooksEdit

You would reference a novel as follows:

<ref name = "examplereftag">Last name, first name (month day, year). ''Book name.'' Publisher. ISBN #-####-####-#.</ref>

the first time you use it in an article and each additional time you would reference it this way:

<ref name = "examplereftag"/>

Note that slash; that is very important.

This would put a small superscript number (such as [1]) right after the referenced information. Clicking on the number will take the reader to the actual reference, which would appear on the bottom of the screen. The same number appears each time the same reference is repeated.

Web pagesEdit

You would reference an online source this way:

<ref name="famitsu reveal">Akira EX (2008-04-07). "This Week's Famitsu: Gyakuten Not-Saiban: Gyakuten Kenji/Perfect Prosecutor". Play.tm. Retrieved on 2008-05-04.</ref>

and each additional time you would reference it this way:

<ref name = "famitsu reveal"/>

Quotations as referencesEdit

You can (and should) use quotes from the games as references.

<ref name = "Step-ladder">'''Gumshoe:''' Look, a ladder!<br> '''Phoenix:''' That's a "step"-ladder.<br>'''Gumshoe:''' What's the difference? Looks like a normal ladder to me, pal.<br>'''Phoenix:''' (Surely everyone knows the difference... I mean, they're pretty ordinary objects...)<br>'''Gumshoe:''' I've met plenty of guys like you, always picking on the smallest details. The vegetable store guy near my place does it all the time. He even corrects me when I ask for a head of lettuce. "That's a cabbage," he says. I'm telling you, they're the exact same thing!<br>'''Phoenix:''' No they're not! They're completely different!<br>'''Gumshoe:''' You have to plant both of them firmly in the ground before they can grow, don't you? Listen. You gotta take a step back and look at the bigger picture sometimes. Otherwise you could miss a really important clue. That's advice from a pro, pal!<br>'''Phoenix:''' (...The last person I need advice from is this guy in front of me.)<br>''[[Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations]].'' [[Capcom]]. Episode: [[Bridge to the Turnabout]] (in English). 2007.</ref>

It ends up looking like this:

Gumshoe: Look, a ladder!
Phoenix: That's a "step"-ladder.
Gumshoe: What's the difference? Looks like a normal ladder to me, pal.
Phoenix: (Surely everyone knows the difference... I mean, they're pretty ordinary objects...)
Gumshoe: I've met plenty of guys like you, always picking on the smallest details. The vegetable store guy near my place does it all the time. He even corrects me when I ask for a head of lettuce. "That's a cabbage," he says. I'm telling you, they're the exact same thing!
Phoenix: No they're not! They're completely different!
Gumshoe: You have to plant both of them firmly in the ground before they can grow, don't you? Listen. You gotta take a step back and look at the bigger picture sometimes. Otherwise you could miss a really important clue. That's advice from a pro, pal!
Phoenix: (...The last person I need advice from is this guy in front of me.)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. Capcom. Episode: Bridge to the Turnabout (in English). 2007.

This one is complicated, as it involves two characters exchanging views. Be sure to use <br> to separate the sentences, and begin each sentence with the appropriate character's name, in bold.

Just one sourceEdit

Some articles are taken entirely (or almost entirely) from one source. In this case, you could just reference the page as follows:

==References==
Akira EX (2008-04-07). "This Week's Famitsu: Gyakuten Not-Saiban: Gyakuten Kenji/Perfect Prosecutor". Play.tm. Retrieved on 2008-05-04.

You do this instead of using the <ref></ref> tags.

Removing referencesEdit

Sometimes references are removed as they are deemed no longer needed. Typically, this happens with references to news articles during the development of a new game. Please remember that references are often cited multiple times on a page. If you're removing the first instance of a reference, check for subsequent instances of the reference, and move the first instance to the second.

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