Usage Info

This template is used to include references in a standard fashion at the bottom of a page. It is used in combination with the Reference template. This template allows you to then reference throughout the page using the short-name property, to avoid repeating the reference information when it is used more than once: eg <reference name="wiki-citations-article" />References contain slightly different data according to their type. References are available for:

  • Book
  • Website
  • Publication
  • Custom

All require a unique short-name as their first property, followed by variable properties as follow:

  • Book: Author, book title, publisher, date of publication (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • Website: Author, page/article title, website title, url (see notes below!), date of access (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • Publication: Author, article title, publication title, date of publication (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • Custom: Text to be displayed, url


Usage Example

{{References| refs=
{{Reference | type=website | name=wiki-citations-article | author=Wikipedia | title=Wikipedia Article on Citations | publisher=Wikipedia | id=http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citation | date=2012-04-01}}
{{Reference | type=book | name=all-about-citations | author=J.J. Lewis | title=All About Citations | publisher=Citations Publishing | id=ISBN 123456 | date=1985-02-11}}
{{Reference | type=publication | name=citations-monthly-253 | author=L.L. James | title=Using Citations Correctly | publisher=Citations Monthly | date=2011-05-01}}
}}


Notes on URLs

Be certain to include a specific url. Eg if you are referencing a blog article, be sure to reference the specific permalink url of the article, not the url of the page on which it is currently displayed. The content on that page may change, invalidating the reference.