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Common Forms

Common Form

{{cite web |url= |title= }}

Using publisher (with date)

{{cite web |url= |title= |date= |publisher=}}

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

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate= |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=}}

Using Archived Version

{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=  |author= |date= |work= |publisher= |archiveurl= |archivedate= }}

All Parameters

When copying all parameters, in either horizontal or vertical layout, delete those you don't need.

Horizontal Form

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

Vertical Form

{{cite web 
|quote= }}

Required Parameters

  • url: URL of online item. Start the url with the communications protocol e.g. http://.
  • title: Title of online item.

Optional Parameters

  • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed.
  • 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. When linking to Wikipedia, wikipedia: must be placed before the linking words (e.g. wikipedia:Eric Cartman). Does not work with URLs.
    • coauthors: allows additional authors
  • date: Full date of publication in the same format as the main text of the article.
  • 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, write the name of that work.
  • publisher: Publisher, if any—for example if the website is hosted by a government service, educational institution, or company
    • location: Geographical place of publication.
  • 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
  • archiveurl: The URL of an archived copy of the page, if (or in case) the url becomes unavailable. Requires archivedate.
  • archivedate: Date when the item was archived (requires archiveurl).
  • quote: Relevant quote from online item.

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