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When you want to cite a book, type this template and type recommended bibliographic details to make the book citation clear.

Usage

Most common forms

You can cite a book by using the template forms below.

To cite a book with a credited author

{{cite book |first= |last= |title= |date= |pages= |publisher= |accessdate=}}

or

{{cite book |author= |title= |date= |pages= |publisher= |accessdate=}}

To cite a book with no credited author

{{cite book |title= |date= |pages= |publisher= |accessate=}}

To cite a book in a foreign language

{{cite book |first= |last= |title= |date= |pages= |publisher= |language= |accessdate=}}

Full template (complete usage)

{{cite book |first= |last= |title= |date= |publisher= |location= |accessdate= |pages= |languauge= |month= |year= |archiveurl= |authorlink= |accessyear= |accessmonth= |work= |coauthors= |archivedate= |quote=}}

Paramaters

All

  • |first= – the author's first name
  • |last= – the author's last name
  • |author= – alternative to the |first= and |last= parameters
  • |title= – the book title
  • |date= – when the book was published
  • |publisher= – name of the publisher
  • |location= – location or address
  • |accessdate= – when the book was accessed
  • |pages= – book's pages that you read
  • |languauge= – the language of the book
  • |month= – the month when the book was published
  • |year= – the year when the book was published
  • |archiveurl= – the URL of the book archive
  • |authorlink= – the URL of the author
  • |accessyear= – the year when you accessed the book
  • |accessmonth= – the month when you accessed the book
  • |work=
  • |coauthors= – name of coauthors
  • |archivedate= – date of the archive
  • |quote= – quote or note about the source

Required

  • |author= – author's name
  • |title= – book title
  • |date= – when the book was published

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