"Reference" Article


Reference articles give general information about a subject, application, or a policy.  Can include a breakdown of detailed information about subjection, application, or policy.

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

  1. If your topic needs detailed breakdown, select Reference template to setup article structure. 

Arrow pointing to "reference" template under article body

    • If you do not have access to the templates, please submit a ticket to the ITS Service Desk or email us at servicedesk@ucsd.edu
    • Make sure to set the appropriate Knowledge Type as well. 
  1. This will divide the page into multiple sections. Replace the generic headings (Heading 1, 2, etc.) with the main topics.  
    1. Feel free to divide article into more or less main topics as necessary, following same format.
  2. If additional breakdown needed, use h3 subheadings for minor topic headings.  If not necessary, delete subheadings.
  3. Under Overview, erase placeholder text and enter:
    • Brief description of the topic or policy (preferably a sentence or two) - What is this? What is it used for? Who uses this (intended audience, if applicable)?

Reference Articles:

Reference Source Code

<hr />
<p>Enter overview text here.</p>
<h2>Heading 1</h2>
<hr />
<h3>h3 for Subheadings as needed</h3>
<p>Enter text here&nbsp;</p>
<h2>Heading 2</h2>
<hr />
<h3>h3 for Subheadings as needed</h3>
<p>Enter text here</p>
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