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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.
  • mode: Sets element separator, default terminal punctuation, and certain capitalization according to the value provided (see {{cite encyclopedia}} for details)

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. 

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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