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This template is used to cite non-news sources in Wikipedia articles. (See cite sources for general information about citations in Wikipedia articles and see {{cite news}} to learn about citing a news source). This template replaces deprecated template:web reference. It provides lower case parameters only.

A general discussion of the use of templates for adding citation of open-source web content to Wikipedia articles is available at citation templates.

Usage

Common forms

Common form for cases where little is known about authorship of the page (with current date)

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2021-04-14 |format= |work= }}

Using last, first and coauthor(s) (with current date)

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2021-04-14 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=}}

Using author (with current date)

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2021-04-14 |author= |date= |work= |publisher=}}

Using non-linked retrieved date, last, first

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessmonthday= |accessyear= |last= |first= |date= |work= |publisher= }}

Using non-linked retrieved date, author

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessmonthday= |accessyear= |author= |date= |work= |publisher= }}

All parameters

All other parameters, horizontal format (delete the ones you don't need)

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate= |accessmonthday= |accessdaymonth= |accessyear= |author= |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |doi= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= }}

All parameters, vertical format
{{cite web
|url= 
|title= 
|accessdate= 
|accessdaymonth= 
|accessmonthday= 
|accessyear= 
|author= 
|last= 
|first= 
|authorlink= 
|coauthors= 
|date= 
|year= 
|month= 
|format= 
|work= 
|publisher= 
|pages= 
|language= 
|doi= 
|archiveurl= 
|archivedate= 
|quote= 
}}

Required parameters

  • url: URL of online item.
  • title: Title of online item.

For producing a wikilinked date of retrieval:

  • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, for example "accessdate = 2021-04-14". Must not be wikilinked

For producing a non-wikilinked date of retrieval:

  • accessmonthday and accessyear: Month and day when item was accessed, for example "accessmonthday = May 10", and year when item was accessed, for example "accessyear = 2006". Produces: Retrieved on May 10, 2006.
  • accessdaymonth and accessyear: Month and day when item was accessed, for example "accessdaymonth= 10 May", and year when item was accessed, for example "accessyear = 2006". Produces: Retrieved on 10 May 2006.

Optional parameters

  • author: Author
    • last works with first to produce last, first
    • authorlink works either with author or with last & first to link to the appropriate wikipedia article. Does not work with URLs.
    • coauthors: allows additional authors
  • date: Full date of publication, preferably in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked
    • OR: year: Year of publication, and month: Name of the month of publication. If you also have the day, use date instead. Must not be wikilinked.
  • format: Format, e.g. PDF. HTML implied if not specified.
  • work: If this item is part of a larger "work", such as a book, periodical or website, name of that work.
  • publisher: Publisher, if any—for example if the website is hosted by a government service or educational institution
  • pages: pp. 5–7: first page and optional last page. This is for listing the pages relevant to the citation, not the total number of pages in the book.
  • language: language of publication (don't specify "English" as this is the default).
  • doi: A digital object identifier for the document, such as 10.1038/news070508-7
    • Doilabel: If the doi contains some characters that must be escaped, use "doilabel" for the unescaped version. See {{doi}}: "id" is equivalent to "doi" and "label" is "doilabel"
  • archiveurl: URL of the archive location of the item (requires archivedate)
  • archivedate: Date when the item was archived (requires archiveurl), in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked; it will be linked automatically.
  • quote: Relevant quote from online item.

Examples

Some standard use cases
  • {{cite web |author=Doe, John |title=My favorite things part II |publisher=Open Publishing |date=[[2005-04-30]] |work=Encyclopedia of things |url=http://www.example.org/ |accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). "My favorite things part II". Encyclopedia of things. Open Publishing. Retrieved 2005-07-06. 
  • {{cite web |url=http://www.nfl.com/fans/ |title=Digest of rules |publisher= National Football League |accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    "Digest of rules". National Football League. Retrieved 2005-07-06. 
Non-linking date of retrieval (using accessmonthday and accessyear)
Using format
language
coauthors
  • {{cite web |first=John |last=Doe |coauthors=Smith, Peter; Smythe, Jim |title=My favorite things part II |publisher=Open Publishing |date=[[2005-04-30]] |work=Encyclopedia of things |url=http://www.example.org/ |accessdate=2006-05-16 }}
    Doe, John; Smith, Peter; Smythe, Jim (2005-04-30). "My favorite things part II". Encyclopedia of things. Open Publishing. Retrieved 2006-05-16. 
No author
  • {{cite web |title=My favorite things part II |publisher=Open Publishing |date=[[2005-04-30]] |work=Encyclopedia of things |url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2006-05-16 }}
    "My favorite things part II". Encyclopedia of things. Open Publishing. 2005-04-30. Retrieved 2006-05-16. 
No author, no publisher
Using archiveurl and archivedate to refer to items that went away but are available from an archive site
Using quote
  • {{cite web |title=My favorite things part II |work=Encyclopedia of things |url=http://www.example.org/ |accessdate=2005-07-06 |quote=Lorem ipsum dolor. }}
    "My favorite things part II". Encyclopedia of things. Retrieved 2005-07-06. "Lorem ipsum dolor." 
Omitting the title in error

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