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NB. The following tools are no longer maintained and may not work. I recommend that you install the Citation Expander gadget in your user preferences (listed under "Editing gadgets"); this can expand a reference from just a DOI, PMID number, and often a URL.

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Universal Reference Formatter[edit]

Add a 'Wikify' link to Scholar results pages
This tool has been developed to generate a Wikipedia-formatted reference for a citation, with the minimum of effort.

If you are researching a topic and haven't found all the references you need yet, you can use a Google Scholar interface to find an article. A link below each result creates code you can copy and paste directly into Wikipedia.

Alternatively, if you already have some of the citation's details to hand, it might be quicker to use the form interface, which allows you to add as much or as little data as you like, then completes the rest of the citation for you.

The tool produces a citation template, ready to paste into any article

Search shortcuts[edit]

Note: Search shortcuts are not yet handled by the above script. In the meantime the old URL still supports this functionality via a Firefox search plugin.

If your search ends in a year, the engine will assume that preceding words are authors, and you are searching for papers from that year. For example, searching for "Nash 1950" produces this result.

If you enter a DOI or PMID/PMC id, that article will automatically be produced.

For rudimentary BibTeX conversion, click here.

Please feel free to add to the current issues and wishlist as opportunity arises, or to discuss the system on the talk page

See also[edit]

  • You may also be interested in Zotero, a reference manager that allows you to paste directly into Wikipedia as citation templates with Ctrl-Alt-C. Mozilla Firefox 2.0+ only.

Change Log[edit]

27th July 2009[edit]

Google Scholar has had a facelift, causing a bug in the screen-ripping algorithm (which was always stretching Google's terms of service a little more than I liked). So I've created a GreaseMonkey userscript for the Scholar front-end. I'll work on it occasionally to restore the previous functionality. Users can just add the WP:SCHOLAR add on and everything should behave as it used to (but more reliably).

3rd July 2008[edit]

  • Add support for ISBN lookup
  • Add "drag and drop" function - copy and paste a reference from any web page and the tool will extract the salient information. (Under development, feedback welcome!)

6th June 2008[edit]

  • Complete overhaul using DOI bot technology.

11th March 2008[edit]

  • Support for DOIs including <>s

25th August 2007[edit]

  • Speed greatly improved
  • DOI support enhanced
  • Special character support improved

22nd August 2007[edit]

  • Author and Year search bugs squashed.

27th June 2007[edit]

  • Only output minimum number of fields

26th June 2007[edit]

  • Repair incompatibilities with new Google Scholar

25th May 2007[edit]

  • Author bug

11th May 2007[edit]

  • Upgraded to Google interface
  • Fixed special character bug
  • Improved doi handling

6th May 2007[edit]

  • Added compatibility with special characters
  • DOI & ISSN grabbing
  • Various minor tweaks

28th April 2007[edit]

  • Fixed 'Date = today' bug
  • Improved formatting of author list

26th April 2007[edit]

  • Apostophes now compatible
  • Increased harvesting powers:
now reaps details Google Scholar doesn't find.
Can Citify items without related articles

25th April 2007[edit]

  • More compatibility with other formats (number of braces, capitalisation)
  • Enhanced performance with {{Cite book}}

24th April 2007[edit]

  • Implemented URL-grabber
  • Implemented DOI-finder
  • ALLCAPS sensibliser activated
  • Improved conference capabilities
  • Whitespace optimisation

23rd April 2007[edit]

  • Fully functional
  • Compatibility issues fixed
  • Conference support