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This template is used to indicate the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) of a work. It is used by, among others, {{cite-meta}} and {{quote-meta/source}}.


The template takes only one parameter: the ISBN of a work. It is suggested that you provided a 13-digit hyphenated form of an ISBN. To convert a 10-digit ISBN into a 13-digit one, or an unhyphenated ISBN into a hyphenated one, use the ISBN Converter provided by the Library of Congress.

  • Wikitext: {{ISBN|978-0-7475-3269-9}}
  • Result: →ISBN

Technical information[edit]

The purpose of the template is to switch from "magic link" syntax to more explicit syntax.

This template uses Module:check isxn to validate the ISBN. If the ISBN is not valid, a link will still be generated, but an error message will be displayed and the page on which the template is used will be added to Category:Pages with ISBN errors.

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