Template:ISBN

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Usage

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}}.

Examples

The template takes only one parameter: the ISBN of a work. It is suggested that you provide 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

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.

See also

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for ISBN

This template is used to indicate the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) of a work.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
ISBN1

The ISBN itself

Example
978-0-7475-3269-9
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