Template:cite-book

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Usage

This template may be used for creating citations in "References" sections and on discussion pages. For indicating quotations in dictionary entries, please use {{quote-book}}.

Sample template

Most commonly used parameters
{{cite-book|author=|authorlink=|coauthors=|chapter=|editor=|editors=|title=|url=|archiveurl=|archivedate=|edition=|location=|publisher=|year=|volume=|page=|pages=|pageurl=|section=|isbn=|oclc=|passage=}}
All available parameters
{{cite-book|author=|last=|first=|authorlink=|author2=|last2=|first2=|authorlink2=|author3=|last3=|first3=|authorlink3=|author4=|last4=|first4=|authorlink4=|author5=|last5=|first5=|authorlink5=|coauthors=|quotee=|chapter=|trans-chapter=|chapterurl=|entry=|trans-entry=|editor=|editors=|title=|trans-title=|series=|seriesvolume=|url=|archiveurl=|archivedate=|edition=|location=|publisher=|month=|year=|year_published=|date=|genre=|language=|volume=|others=|page=|pages=|pageurl=|section=|sectionurl=|isbn=|oclc=|id=|passage=}}

Certain basic parameters can be used in the template without any named parameters, as follows:

#* {{cite-book|[year]|[author]|[title]|[url]|[page]|[passage]}}

This will not work if any of the parameters contains an equals ("=") sign. The value of any parameter containing an equals sign must be surrounded by <nowiki> tags, like this: "<nowiki>http://foo.com?id=bar</nowiki>". Alternatively, use a named parameter such as url.

The following example:

{{cite-book|author=Bryan A. Garner|authorlink=Bryan A. Garner|title=A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage|edition=3rd|location=New York, N.Y.; Oxford|publisher={{w|Oxford University Press}}|year=2011|isbn=978-0-19-538420-8}}.

produces this:

Bryan A. Garner (2011) A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, 3rd edition, New York, N.Y.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-538420-8.

Parameters

All parameters are optional except for those marked "Mandatory", and may contain inline interwiki or external links as needed.

Parameter Description
author
or
last and first
The author's name. Use either author, or last and first, not both. Additional authors can be added using the parameters author2 to author5, or last2 and first2 to last5 and first5.
authorlink The name of an English Wikipedia article about the author, which will be linked to the author's name. Additional articles can be linked to other authors' names using the parameters authorlink2 to authorlink5. Do not add the prefix ":en:" or "w:".

Alternatively, link the author's name directly, like this: "author=[[w:Charles Butler (lawyer)|Charles Butler]]" or "author={{w|Edward Coke}}".

coauthors The names of one or more coauthors. If there is more than one, separate the names with semicolons.
quotee The name of the person being quoted, if the whole passage quoted is a quotation of someone other than the author.
chapter
or
entry
The name of the chapter of, or entry in, the book referred to. You can either specify a chapter number (for example, "chapter=7") or a chapter title (for example, "chapter=Introduction").
trans-chapter
or
trans-entry
If the chapter of, or entry in, the book is not in English, one of these parameters can be used to provide an English translation of the chapter or entry.
chapterurl The URL or web address of a website where the full text of the chapter of, or entry in, the book can be accessed. Do not link to any website that has content in breach of copyright.
editor or editors The name of one or more editors of the book.
title Mandatory: the title of the book.
trans-title If the title of the book is not in English, this parameter can be used to provide an English translation of the title.
series and seriesvolume The book series that the book belongs to, and the volume number of the book within the series.
url The URL or web address of a website where the full text of the book can be accessed.
archiveurl and archivedate The URL or web address of a webpage on a website such as the Internet Archive or Perma.cc at which the webpage has been archived, and the date on which the webpage was archived. Both archiveurl and archivedate must be used together.
edition The edition of the book. It is usually not necessary to indicate the first or only edition of a book.
location The location(s) where the book was published. If more than one location is stated, separate the locations with semicolons, like this: "London; New York, N.Y.".
publisher The name of one or more publishers of the book. If more than one publisher is stated, separate the names with semicolons.
(month and) year
or
date
Mandatory: the (month and) year, or date, of publication of the book.
year_published If year is used to state the year when the original version of the book was published, year_published can be used to state the year in which the version quoted from was published, for example, "|year=1665|year_published=2005".
genre The genre of the book.
language The language that the book is written in. It is unnecessary to indicate the language if the book is written in English.
volume If the book is one of a set consisting of multiple volumes, the volume number of the book referred to.
others Other information about the book.
page and/or pages The page number or range of page numbers referred to. The parameters page and pages can be used together to indicate that the citation refers to, for example, "page 3 of 10". If pages is used alone it can be used to indicate a range of pages. For example, "pages=1–2" will display "pages 1–2". Use an en dash to separate the page numbers in the range.
pageurl The URL or web address of the webpage containing the page of the book referred to. The page number(s) will be linked to this webpage.
section If the page of the book referred to has no number (for example, "frontispiece" or "title page"), use this parameter to refer to it. The word "page" or "pages" will not be displayed.
sectionurl The URL or web address of the webpage containing the section of the book referred to. The section number will be linked to this webpage.
isbn, oclc or id The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) or Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (which can be looked up at the WorldCat website) of the book. If the book's ISBN number is stated, it is usually not necessary to indicate its OCLC number.

Use id for an identifier other than the ones listed above.

passage A passage from the book that you wish to quote.

Technical information

This template makes use of {{cite-meta}}.

See also

  • {{quote-book}} – for quotations in dictionary entries