Template:Cite DNB

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 Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 

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Purpose

This template enables the citation of articles from the Wikisource project Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 or Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement in the manner of non-link references and notes.

To cite the contemporary Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, use Template:Cite ODNB.

Usage

Common fields

{{cite DNB|wstitle=|last=|first=|authorlink=|volume=}}

All fields

{{cite DNB|wstitle=|title=|url=|last=|first=|authorlink=|volume=|pages=|quote=|accessdate=|vb=|supplement=|no-icon=}}

Fields

  • wstitle or title. Required.
    • wstitle: DNB article name on Wikisource or
    • title: DNB article name (can be coupled with |url= see below)
  • url: http://... link to web location. Only works when |title= is set; unset by |wstitle=.
  • last: Surname of author. Don't wikilink (use |authorlink= instead).
    • first: Firstname(s) of author. Don't wikilink (use |authorlink= instead).
    • authorlink: Title of Wikipedia article about author. Article should already exist. Must not be wikilinked itself. Do not use this on its own, but along with |first= and |last=.
  • volume: Volume in which the entry appears. Used to generate the year and editor information.
  • accessdate: Full date when an electronic item other than Wikisource was accessed. Requires |url= Should be in the same format as the rest of the article.
  • pages or page: These parameters are for listing the pages relevant to the citation, not the total number of pages in the book. "|pages=5–7" produces "pp. 5–7", while "|page=5" produces "p. 5". The "pp." notation indicating multiple pages, and "p." notation indicating a single page, are placed automatically when you choose between the plural (|pages=) or singular (|page=) form of the parameter. Page ranges should be separated by an unspaced en dash (–).
  • quote: Relevant quote from the article.
  • vb=1: Display advisory that DNB text is copied verbatim into a Wikipedia article
  • supplement=1: The article comes from the 1901 supplement.
  • 2ndsupp=2: The article comes from the 1912 supplement.
  • no-icon=1: Remove the lead icon.
  • ref: When used with short-form notation; {{sfn}}, {{harv}} and similar methods.

Examples

Using wstitle

{{cite DNB|wstitle=Sheldon, Gilbert|last=Hutton|first=William Holden|authorlink=William Holden Hutton|volume=52}}

displays as:

 Hutton, William Holden (1897). "Sheldon, Gilbert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 52. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

Using title and url

{{cite DNB|title=Abbadie, Jacques|first=Arthur|last=Grant|url=http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionarynatio43stepgoog#page/n15/mode/1up|volume=1|page=1}}

 Grant, Arthur (1885). "Abbadie, Jacques". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 1. 

Using no-icon

{{cite DNB|wstitle=Sheldon, Gilbert|last=Hutton|first=William Holden|authorlink=William Holden Hutton|volume=52|no-icon=1}}

displays as:

Hutton, William Holden (1897). "Sheldon, Gilbert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 52. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

Using supplement

{{cite DNB|wstitle=Müller, George|last=Johnstone|first=Thomas Boston|volume=3|supplement=1}}

displays as:

 Johnstone, Thomas Boston (1901). "Müller, George". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography (1st supplement) 3. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

Using 2ndsupp

  • {{cite DNB |wstitle=Bramwell, Frederick Joseph|last=Wood|first=Henry Trueman Wright Wood |authorlink= |volume=1 |accessdate=2013-11-20 |pages=213–216 |2ndsupp=2}}

displays as:

 Wood, Henry Trueman Wright Wood (1912). "Bramwell, Frederick Joseph". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement) 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 213–216. 

Using vb

If text is incorporated verbatim into an article, the vb parameter can be used to tack on a notice appropriate to the policy in Wikipedia:Plagiarism.

{{Cite DNB|wstitle=Hartlib, Samuel|volume=25|vb=1}}

displays as:

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1891). "Hartlib, Samuel". Dictionary of National Biography 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

This example also shows the resulting display when no value for volume is specified. In this case, the range of possible years is displayed instead of just one year value.

Other parameters; add a comment

{{cite DNB|wstitle=Sheldon, Gilbert|last=Hutton|first=William Holden|authorlink=William Holden Hutton|volume=52|pages=24–26|quote=Sheldon was placed at the head of the English church at a very critical time}} Archbishop of Canterbury, 1663–1677.

displays as:

 Hutton, William Holden (1897). "Sheldon, Gilbert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 52. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 24–26. "Sheldon was placed at the head of the English church at a very critical time"  Archbishop of Canterbury, 1663–1677.

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