Template:Citation style

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When to use

This template should be used only on articles that have sources.

It may be used with {{Refimprove}} or other check references templates. This template should not be used with stubs.

The most common correct use of this template is to identify an article that uses more than one major citation style (e.g., half the citations use ref tags, and half are parenthetical citations).

Do not place on articles containing all parenthetical citations! They're not as easy to spot with a quick glance as superscripted blue numbers, but they are an acceptable form of inline citation. Wikipedia's guidelines generally prohibit editors from changing from one acceptable form of inline citations to another, especially for reasons of personal preference or to make one article match the style in another article.

This template may be removed by anyone who fixes the problems with confusing citation styles.

How to use

To use this template, place {{Citation style|date=July 2014}} on the article page or talk page in a location that may aid in conveying the message of the template. This template may be used within {{Multiple issues}} and placement of this template on the article page is guided by Template messages/Cleanup. The following parameters may be specified for this template:

  • |date= should preferably be used to categorize the article in a subcategory of Category:Wikipedia references cleanup. This helps with addressing aged cleanup messages. (e.g., {{Citation style|date=July 2014}}.)
  • |details= may be used to provide more details on some of the aspects that should be addressed for the given article. (e.g., {{Citation style|date=July 2014|details=In particular, citation titles should be specified}})
  • | A first unnamed parameter may be used to specify whether the template applies to the entire article or a section of the article (e.g., {{Citation style|section|date=July 2014}}. If not specified, the first unnamed parameter defaults to "article."

Operation

This template will categorise tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia references cleanup and Category:Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify.

This template is a self-reference.

This template should not be substituted.

Template data

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Citation style

This template generates a tag to indicate that the article needs additional inline citations.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Date date The month and year that the need for citations is identified, such as 'June 2013'; may use '{{subst:DATE}}' template instead string empty optional
Section 1 Specifies the region of the page to which this template applies, such as 'section' or 'table'. Omit if the template applies to the whole article. string empty optional
Small small Any value (such as 'y') will result in the addition of 'See talk page for details.' to the tag string empty optional
Details details A sentence explaining more about the problem. string empty optional

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See also

The following templates are useful in cases where there are some sources, but these are inadequate or insufficient