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This template is used to cite sources in Battlestar Wiki. It is specifically for eBay listings 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.


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

{{ebay|id= |title= |date= |accessdate= |last= |first= |format= |language= }} - Most Common Fields
{{ebay|id= |title= }} - Most Basic Fields

Required parameters

  • id: ID number taken from the URL of the item (taken from after "https://www.ebay.com/itm/" in the URL)
  • 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.