Template:Cite web

From Battlestar Wiki Media


This template is used to cite sources in Battlestar Wiki. It is specifically for web sites which are not news sources. If you are citing news sources, view the {{cite news}} template. It provides lower case parameters only. This template should be encased in <ref></ref> tags.


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

{{cite web|url= |title= |date= |accessdate= |last= |first= |format= |language= }} - Most Common Fields
{{cite web|url= |title= }} - Most Basic Fields

Required parameters

  • url: URL of online item.
  • title: Title of online item, which may not contain any newlines.
  • One of the two date format parameters:
    • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17. Must not be wikilinked.
    • accessmonthday and accessyear: Month and day when item was accessed, e.g. May 10, and year when item was accessed, e.g. 2005. Will not be wikilinked.

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 article on Battlestar Wiki.
    • authorlinkurl If the author's link is not on the Battlestar Wiki input the full address here.
    • coauthors: allows additional authors in last, first format.
  • date: Full date of publication, preferably in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17.
    • 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, name of that work.
  • publisher: Publisher, if any.
  • pages: Pages, if any, especially if PDF format
  • language: language of publication
  • archive: Place Y in order to enable. Enabling this prefixes the current link (in the url parameter) with http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/, if the original link died.
    • This overrides archiveurl and archivedate, and thus enabling these parameters is not required.
  • 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.