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fixing a date[edit]

Under "Further reading," the book by Borch-Jacobsen and Shamdasani is correctly stated to have been published in 2012. In footnote 10, however, the date is given as 2011-11-24, which does not make sense, because books, unlike magazine articles, are not cited with a specific date. My problem is that I don't know how to change footnote 10, because its contents are hidden behind symbols that I don't understand.Maurice Magnus (talk) 12:11, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

According to google books, it was published 24 November 2011. Do you have a source stating that it was published 2012? Phlsph7 (talk) 12:23, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, the back of the title page says, "First published 2012." The Library of Congress catalog also says 2012. [1] Apart from this particular case, how does one get behind those symbols? Maurice Magnus (talk) 12:40, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for looking it up, I fixed the date. I'm not sure which symbols you are talking about. If you edit the source code (i.e. not visual editing), the template contains the parameter "|date=" and you enter the date right behind it. See Help:A_quick_guide_to_templates and Template:Cite book. Phlsph7 (talk) 17:34, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]