any note used to document borrowed ideas or to further explain a detail outside of the main text. The term usually refers to notes at the bottom of a page but may also include endnotes, which are found at the end of the text, and parenthetical notes, which are found within a parenthesis in the middle of the text. Full-text: every word of an article or book. Usually used when referring to databases, which often offer the full-text of all or some articles or books within that database.
An instruction that applies to many subdivisions of a class or to a topic within a class. The affected subdivision or topic is marked with a symbol such as an asterisk. In the print version of the DDC, the footnote is located at the bottom of the page. In the electronic version, the footnote is included in the notes section of each class to which the instruction applies.
a note at the bottom of the page citing the source of or additional information about information appearing on the page; sometimes this same data appears as endnotes: the notes for the entire article appearing at the end of that article.
a numbered or marked citation at the bottom of a page that acknowledges the source of quotations or ideas in the text of the above page. When found at the end of a chapter or article, the same information is referred to as an "endnote."