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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
Implementation Tag
Description Allows to cite an external bibtex file
  • Olaf Lenz
  • Christopher Wagner
Latest version 2020-05-12
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 7.0
Database changes No
License BSD 3-clause "Modified" License
Example ICPWiki
  • <bibentry>
  • <br />
  • <bibsearch>

Check usage and version matrix.

The ExternBib extension allows to cite an external bibtex file.


  • Download, extract and place the file(s) in a directory called ExternBib in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/ExternBib/ExternBib.php";
  • Run the following command to create the externbib.db file:
php extensions/ExternBib/updatedb.php
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.