Wikipedia:HighBeam/Citations

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Here are some examples of citations which include original information as well as a link to HighBeam. There's no mandatory form for citations. You should follow whatever citation style has been chosen for the relevant article, e.g., using citation templates or not. Wikipedia's rules about bare URLs and link rot require editors not to add only an unlabeled link to HighBeam (or any other website). You should provide the normal citation information for the source (i.e., author, title, date, etc.). You may provide a convenience link to HighBeam (and HighBeam Research would presumably appreciate it); if you do so, it should be labeled as "subscription required".

Good luck and enjoy. If you have other ways of citing, feel free to add to this list!

Examples[edit]

Example 1—Independent publisher, Highbeam and "subscription required" text added after publisher
<ref>{{cite web|title=National implementation committee approves funds for Swami Vivekananda values' education project|url=http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2131107461.html#|publisher=US Fed News Service, Including US State News {{Subscription required|via=HighBeam}}|accessdate=14 April 2012|date=September 6, 2010}}</ref>
This renders as:
"National Implementation Committee Approves Funds for Swami Vivekananda Values' Education Project". US Fed News Service, Including US State News  – via HighBeam (subscription required). September 6, 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
This is the most common format.
Example 2—Highbeam as publisher with "subscription required" template
<ref>{{cite news | last = Goodnight | first = L. | title = The Blast Heard Halfway 'round the World | work = [[The Record (Bergen County)|The Record]] | date = 2003-07-16 | accessdate = 2012-04-16 | url = http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-75406409.html | publisher = via HighBeam {{Subscription required}} }} </ref>
This renders as:
Goodnight, L. (2003-07-16). "The Blast Heard Halfway 'round the World". The Record (via HighBeam (subscription required)). Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
This is the second most common format.
Example 3—Independent publisher; Highbeam and "subscription required" template at end
<ref>{{cite web|title=National Implementation Committee Approves Funds for Swami Vivekananda Values' Education Project|url=http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2131107461.html#|publisher=US Fed News Service, Including US State News |accessdate=14 April 2012|date=September 2010}}{{Subscription required|via=HighBeam}}</ref>
This renders as:
"National Implementation Committee Approves Funds for Swami Vivekananda Values' Education Project". US Fed News Service, Including US State News. September 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2012.  – via HighBeam (subscription required)
Example 4—Publisher omitted; Highbeam and "subscription required" template at end
<ref>{{cite news | last = Goodnight | first = L. | title = The Blast Heard Halfway 'round the World | work = [[The Record (Bergen County)|The Record]] | date = 2003-07-16 | accessdate = 2012-04-16 | url = http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-75406409.html }} {{Subscription required|via=HighBeam}}</ref>
This renders as:
Goodnight, L. (2003-07-16). "The Blast Heard Halfway 'round the World". The Record. Retrieved 2012-04-16.   – via HighBeam (subscription required)
Example 5—Publisher omitted; Highbeam and "subscription required" template at end; no citation template
Goodnight, L. (2003-07-16). [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-75406409.html "The Blast Heard Halfway 'round the World"]. ''[[The Record (Bergen County)|The Record]]''. Retrieved 2012-04-16 {{Subscription required|via=HighBeam}}
This renders as:
Goodnight, L. (2003-07-16). "The Blast Heard Halfway 'round the World". The Record. Retrieved 2012-04-16  – via HighBeam (subscription required)