The word count DOES NOT include the bibliography or citations/references in the text (Harvard Style referencing) or in footnotes or endnotes (Chicago Style referencing). ANY OTHER INFORMATION INCLUDED IN A FOOTNOTE OR ENDNOTE OTHER THAN A REFERENCE OR CITATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE WORD COUNT.
Similarly, it is asked, do you need to do a bibliography with footnotes?
But if you page starts looking like a sea of footnotes, endnotes may be preferable as it will avoid distracting the reader.2 Regardless of which one you pick, you will still need a bibliography at the end. 1Because the Chicago Manual of Style does not grade your paper.
How do you use footnotes?
Write your bibliography/works cited before placing your footnotes. Write your complete paper, including a list of references, before inserting footnotes. Go to the end of the sentence you want to footnote. In Microsoft Word, you would go to the References tab, click on the Footnotes group and select "Insert Footnote."