Template:WebRef

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This template and documentation were adapted from English Wikipedia. The template is used to cite or reference sources on MTG Wiki on a standardized manner.

Usage[edit source]

Common form for cases where little is known about authorship of the page (with current date)

{{WebRef|url= |title= |accessdate=2019-08-23|format= |work= }}

Using author (with current date)

{{WebRef|url= |title= |accessdate=2019-08-23|author= |date= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= }}

Using non-linked retrieved date, author

{{WebRef|url= |title= |author= |date= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= }}

All parameters, horizontal format (delete the ones you don't need)

{{WebRef|url= |title= |accessdate= |author= |date= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= }}

All parameters, vertical format
{{WebRef
| url = 
| title = 
| accessdate = 
| author = 
| date = 
| format =
| work = 
| publisher = 
| pages = 
| language = 
| archiveurl = 
| archivedate =  
}}

Required parameters[edit source]

  • url: URL of online item.
  • title: Title of online item.

Optional parameters[edit source]

  • author: Author
  • date: Full date of publication, preferably in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17.
  • format: Format, e.g. PDF. HTML implied if not specified.
  • work: If this item is part of a larger work, name of that work.
  • publisher: Publisher, if any.
  • pages: pp. 5–7: first page and optional last page. This is for listing the pages relevant to the citation, not the total number of pages in the book.
  • language: language of publication (don't specify "English" as this is the default).
  • archiveurl: URL of the archive location of the item (requires archivedate)
  • archivedate: Date when the item was archived (requires archiveurl), in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. 2006-02-17.
  • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, for example "accessdate = 2019-08-23".

Examples[edit source]

Some standard use cases
  • {{WebRef | author=Doe, John | title=My Favorite Things [Part II] | publisher=Open Publishing | date=2005-04-30 | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). "My Favorite Things [Part II]". Encyclopedia of Things. Open Publishing. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef | author=Doe, John | title=My Favorite Things [Part II] | date=2005-04-30 | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). "My Favorite Things [Part II]". Encyclopedia of Things. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef | author=Doe, John | title=My Favorite Things [Part II] | date=2005-04-30 | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    Doe, John (2005-04-30). "My Favorite Things Part II". Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef | author=Doe, John | title=My Favorite Things [Part II] | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    Doe, John. "My Favorite Things Part II". Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef | title=My Favorite Things [Part II] | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    My Favorite Things Part II. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef | url=http://www.nfl.com/fans/ | title=Digest of Rules | publisher= National Football League | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    Digest of Rules. National Football League. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
Using format
  • {{WebRef | title=List of psychotropic substances under international control | publisher = International Narcotics Control Board | url=http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Pdf/Customs/List_of_Psychotropic_Substances.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate=2014-02-05 }}
    List of psychotropic substances under international control (PDF). International Narcotics Control Board. Retrieved on 2014-02-05.
language
  • {{WebRef | author=Joliet, François | title=Honnit soit qui mal y pense | date=2005-04-30 | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 | language=French }}
    Joliet, François (2005-04-30). "Honnit soit qui mal y pense (French)". Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
No author
  • {{WebRef | title=My Favorite Things Part II | publisher=Open Publishing | date=2005-04-30 | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2006-05-16 }}
    My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things. Open Publishing (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2006-05-16.
No author, no publisher
  • {{WebRef | title=My Favorite Things Part II | date=2005-04-30]] | work=Encyclopedia of Things | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    My Favorite Things Part II. Encyclopedia of Things (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef | title=My Favorite Things Part II | date=2005-04-30 | url=http://www.example.org/ | accessdate=2005-07-06 }}
    My Favorite Things Part II (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef | title=List of psychotropic substances under international control | date=2005-04-30 | url=http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate=2005-07-06 | language=Greek }}
    List of psychotropic substances under international control (Greek) (PDF) (2005-04-30). Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
Using archiveurl and archivedate to refer to items that went away but are available from an archive site
  • {{WebRef | title=List of psychotropic substances under international control | date=2005-04-30 | url=http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate=2005-07-06 | archiveurl=http://www.archive.org/2005-09-11/www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf | archivedate=2005-09-11 }}
    List of psychotropic substances under international control (PDF) (2005-04-30). Archived from the original on 2005-09-11. Retrieved on 2005-07-06.
  • {{WebRef |url=http://joanjettbadrep.com/cgi-bin/fullStory.cgi?archive=currnews&story=20060405-01shore.htm |title=Interview with Maggie Downs |date=2006-03-31 |publisher=The Desert Sun |archiveurl=http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:JAxf4v-pQmgJ:joanjettbadrep.com/cgi-bin/fullStory.cgi%3Farchive%3Dcurrnews%26story%3D20060405-01shore.htm |archivedate=2006-04-26 }}
    Interview with Maggie Downs. The Desert Sun (2006-03-31). Archived from the original on 2006-04-26.
No parameters (error)
  • {{WebRef}}
    Error on call to {{WebRef}}: Parameters url and title must be specified