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See Wikinews:Style guide for more information on citing your sources.

Usage[edit]

    *{{source|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4577142.stm 
    |title=Las Vegas hosts digital nirvana 
    |author=Alf Hermida 
    |pub=BBC News Online  (The parameter "|publisher=" is an alternate usage)
    |date=January 3, 2006
    }} 
  • If you cannot find the author of a source, leave that field blank. Do not use 'staff reporter' or similar. List syndicate in the author field. Wikilink people and syndicates in this field when there's a target, local or non-local.
  • Put in a (second level) section labeled Sources (==Sources==).
  • Format date as shown above.
  • Always try to cite multiple independent sources.
  • Articles that don't provide a URL are listed at Category:Articles with broken source templates.
  • Category:Citation templates lists templates for offline news sources.
  • For unsupported URL schemas (like mms:) use brokenURL=true.
  • For publications (the 'pub=' or 'publisher=' parameter) please specify the exact same name under which the publication appears on Wikipedia.
  • On those rare occasions when publication name should differ from publication link target, use additional parameter 'pubtarget='. You can also use this to specify a target project other than English Wikipedia.
  • For an unavailable source (brokenURL=true) of an archived article, you may provide information about archival copies of the source using 'archiveurl=' and 'archivedescription='.
  • For an author field in ALL CAPS, that cannot be remediated by means such as described under subtemplate {{source/ucauthor}}, and necessarily should be in ALL CAPS for reasons idiosyncratic to this particular citation rather than a general exception better addressed by {{source/ucauthor}}, specify the precise acceptable value for the field as a 'cased author=' parameter.
  • For a non-English source, use the 'lang=' parameter, naming the language or its language code as supported by Category:Language templates or corresponding language-code redirects.
  • For a video, use medium=video. Also available, medium=audio (but as of this writing, not used anywhere), medium=pdf, medium=word.
  • For a source also available as a file on Wikimedia Commons, use the 'commons=' parameter, naming the file (without the File: prefix).

Example

Some story[edit]

April 15, 2021

Story, blah foo bar, Baz Fred.

Sources

Note
you should always cite more than one source. Do not list multiple publications with the same wire report; instead try to list the originating location.

See also[edit]