Last modified on 30 April 2009, at 06:50

Template talk:Cite web

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Documentation

This template is used to cite sources in Wikipedia. It is specifically for web sites which are not news sources. It provides lower case parameters only.

Usage

{{cite web
| url = 
| title = 
| accessdate = 
| accessmonthday =
| accessyear =
| author =
| last = 
| first = 
| authorlink = 
| coauthors = 
| date = 
| year = 
| month = 
| format = 
| work = 
| publisher = 
| pages = 
| language = 
| archiveurl =
| archivedate =
}}

{{cite web|url= |title= |accessdate= |accessmonthday= |accessyear= |author= |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate=}}

Required parameters

  • url: URL of online item.
  • title: Title of online item.
  • One of the two date format parameters:
    • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.
    • accessmonthday and accessyear: Month and day when item was accessed, e.g. May 10, and year when item was accessed, e.g. 2005. Will not be wikilinked.

Optional parameters

  • author: Author
    • last works with first to produce last, first
    • authorlink works either with author or with last & first to link to the appropriate article
    • coauthors: allows additional authors
  • date: Full date of publication, preferably in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. May be wikilinked.
    • OR: year: Year of publication, and month: Name of the month of publication. If you also have the day, use date instead. Must not be wikilinked.
  • format: Format, e.g. PDF. HTML implied if not specified.
  • work: If this item is part of a larger work, name of that work.
  • publisher: Publisher, if any.
  • pages: Pages, if any, especially if pdf format
  • language: language of publication
  • archiveurl: URL of the archive location of the item (requires archivedate)
  • archivedate: Date when the item was archived (requires archiveurl), in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.