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=|authorlink=|coauthors=|chapter=|entry=|editor=|editors=|title=|url=|archiveurl=|archivedate=|edition=|location=|publisher=|month=|year=|date=|genre=|language=|volume=|page=|pages=|pageurl=|section=|isbn=|oclc=|passage=}}

For 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".

Parameter Description
author
or
first and last
The author's name. Use either author, or first and last, not both. Alternatively, the information can be specified like this: "2=Edward Coke" ("2=" may be omitted if the information is put in the template as the second unnamed parameter).
authorlink The name of an English Wikipedia article about the author, which will be linked to the author's name. (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.
chapter
or
entry
The name of the chapter of, or entry in, the book referred to.
editor or editors The name of one or more editors of the book.
title Mandatory: the title of the book. Alternatively, the information can be specified like this: "3=Institutes of the Laws of England" ("3=" may be omitted if the information is put in the template as the third unnamed parameter).
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. Alternatively, the information can be specified like this: "1=2015" ("1=" may be omitted if the information is put in the template as the first unnamed parameter).
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.
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.
isbn The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) of the book.
oclc The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number of the book. If the book's ISBN number is stated, it is usually not necessary to indicate its OCLC number.
passage A passage from the book that you wish to quote.

See also

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