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Blank template[edit]

For ease of cutpasting:

    | date = yyyy-mm-dd
    | first = 
    | last = 
    | coauthors = 
    | title = 
    | journal =  
    | volume = 
    | issue = 
    | url =  
    | page = 
    | passage = 



  • date publication date in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format)
    • OR: year (and optionally month) of article
  • first and middle names/initials of author
  • last name of author
    • OR: author (ex. "Public, John Q."; if surname usually comes first don't use comma)
  • authorlink title of Wikipedia article about author (no "w:" prefix)
  • coauthors (same form as author, separated by semicolons)
  • title
  • url of the article
    • accessdate for the above URL (not generally used)
  • journal
    • OR: periodical
  • issn for ISSN
  • oclc for OCLC
  • pmid for PMID
  • bibcode for Bibcode
  • doi for digital object identifier for article. Will be autolinked.
  • jstor for a JSTOR number of article. Will be autolinked.
  • id for some other identifier
  • volume volume number of journal
  • issue issue number of journal (ex. "2" in "vol. 4 no. 2")
  • page or pages
    • OR: section identify subsection in some other manner than a page number (ex. "act 2, scene 4")
  • quotee person being quoted, if entire passage is quotation of someone else
  • passage
    • translation English translation of quotation
    • transliteration rendering of passage in Latin alphabet

Most parameters can contain in-line interwiki or external links, as needed. Use url for links to the article and authorlink for Wikipedia pages about an author. isbn, oclc, pmid, bibcode, doi will be turned into links automatically.


In addition, the template can be used without any named parameters, as follows:


However, this will not work as advertised if any of the parameters contains an "=" sign. Any parameter containing an equals sign must be labeled (url=http://foo.com?id=bar)