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1911 links[edit]

Anyone still using the 1911 links? Pcb21 Pete 11:35, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

I've started using them, and I think the verification process could use a Google-assisted link to wikisource, probably after gwp (although Google didn't seem to see the index pages of Tim Starling's TIFF dump). Is there an admin listening who can make the edit? David Brooks 21:48, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Google search of Project Gutenberg?[edit]

Would it be worthwhile to add Project Gutenberg to the search list? I get hits there for folklore and history searches using Google to do a search restricted to site:www.gutenberg.org. RainbowCrane | Talk 03:07, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

edit request[edit]

Hi, Could someone please add this template to Category:Search templates. John Vandenberg 08:08, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

phrase search[edit]

To perform a phrase search I need to hand code the phrase like:

Can that the template be improved to do a phrase search with either of the following:

John Vandenberg 08:41, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Update: I have created a new template for my own purpose: Template:Missing article. It uses the parser function a number of times, so Im not sure how well it will perform in comarison to this template. John Vandenberg 10:52, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Add Citizendium to the list of sources[edit]

Could someone please add Citizendium to the list of sources. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk)

Add Google with define to the list of sources[edit]

Could someone please add google define: something. Thanks --Ricardo 13:25, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Needs /doc subpage[edit]


Please move the documentation to a standard /doc page with {{Documentation}}. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 22:57, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Done. --- RockMFR 02:57, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Server-independent WP link[edit]

{{editprotected}} The Wikipedia search link is hard-wired to en.wikipedia.org and so logs you out on the secure server. Instead of:

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={{{1}}} wp]

this works in a fully server-independent way:

[{{fullurl:Special:Search|search={{urlencode:{{{1}}}}}}} wp]
example: wp

or just this if you prefer, though it gives a link color slightly different to the other (external) links:

example: wp

Anakin (talk) 12:40, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Done - Rjd0060 (talk) 12:46, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! • Anakin (talk) 12:48, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Remove Encarta[edit]

Remove Encarta link. Sole Soul (talk) 16:59, 27 February 2010 (UTC)


I agree with the above, Encarta search needs to be removed (since it is not coming back and I highly doubt a public domain version would arise out of the same domain) and in its place Citizendium and Google define can be added (as suggested above). I believe this to be of no real controversy. Kind regards. Calaka (talk) 05:46, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit remove.png Removed encarta. If others agree about the addition of Citizendium and Google, please replace the request. Thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:30, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Please provide better documentation[edit]

The documentation should at least clarify the acronyms and state the search engines. Mange01 (talk) 09:40, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Should "Find sources" only provide Google links?[edit]

See Template talk:Find sources#Why only Google links?. Mange01 (talk) 20:10, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Editprotected request involving this template[edit]

This message is to inform people monitoring this talk page that there is an "editprotected" request involving this and several other templates at Template talk:! cymru.lass (hit me up)(background check) 20:21, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Little detail[edit]

For the 1911 site search, it uses the param "custom?sitesearch=", but not for en.wikipedia.org, why? emijrp (talk) 22:32, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

The link "1911" refers to 1911encyclopedia.org, which is shut down. If we want to refer to a complete third-party searchable online edition of EB1911, there's encyclopedia.jrank.org. Possibly the Gutenberg copy, but I don't know if it is complete or whether you can constrain the search properly. David Brooks (talk) 17:24, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm not too sure what it is being requested here, if anything. Please clarify and reactivate. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:53, 4 December 2013 (UTC)


I would like to merge this template with the Template:Missing article. Before finding this template, I edited the other one, and have removed some deprecated parameters which still exist in this template, and added some new useful search search tools, for example HathiTrust.

Please add a:

{{Merge|Template:Missing article}}

or else merge these directly. I am currently also having issues where the alternate template gives rise to a </br> addition at the end of each line, as can be seen at [1]

Thanks, -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 11:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

@CFCF: {{merge}} is for articles. Template merges should be proposed through the WP:TFM process. The extra newlines were not caused by a </br> (which is invalid in any case, the only valid forms are <br> and <br />) but by the newlines before the <noinclude> within the {{missing article}} template. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:28, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I see. I placed this one TFM, but as for the newlines, I don't really understand that, seeing as I thought I deleted them, but thanks for the tips. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 11:31, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
I have added a {{tfm}} to this template as well. SiBr4 (talk) 14:58, 21 July 2014 (UTC)