<ref> isn’t about references

It’s for endnotes

This is great. <ref>Only on the 6th Sunday of the month.</ref>

Ref in a note

Read this. <ref>Kraay, Hendrik; Whigham, Thomas (2004),
*I Die with My Country*, Dexter, Michigan: Thomson-Shore, 
ISBN 978-0-8032-2762-0</ref>

name attribute

Read this. <ref name="kraay">Kraay, Hendrik; Whigham, Thomas (2004), 
*I Die with My Country*, Dexter, Michigan: Thomson-Shore,  
ISBN 978-0-8032-2762-0</ref>

I recommend reading it again. <ref name="kraay"/>

Templates

{{citation}}

The citation templates permit you to enter reference data in a structured way which Wikipedia will expand and format; if it appears within <ref> tag it will also appear in an endnote.

Read this. <ref>{{Citation | last1 = Kraay | first1 = Hendrik 
|last2 = Whigham | first2 = Thomas | title = I Die with My Country 
| year = 2004 | publisher = Thomson-Shore | location = Dexter, Michigan 
| isbn = 978-0-8032-2762-0}}</ref>

 

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