Help:Growth/How to create help contents/Examples/Add a citation/How-to

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Desktop (visual edit)[edit]

  1. On an Article page, click "Edit".
  2. Click at the end of the sentence you want to add a citation to.
  3. In the toolbar at the top of the page, click on Cite Cite.
  4. A panel opens with 3 options:
    1. "Automatic" allows you to add a new citation from an external resource (URL, DOI, ISBN, PMC/PMID, QID, title, or citation). Add the citation you want to use, then click on "Generate".
      This feature may have some troubles. Please check the Troubleshootings section.
    2. "Manual" allows you to insert a Citation using templates or a blank field.
    3. "Re-use" allows you to re-use a Citation already used on the page.
  5. Click on "Insert" to add the Citation. A new footnote call appears where you've inserted the Citation.

Note Note: Don't forget to save your work when done!

Troubleshootings

  • The "Automatic" feature may not work for your Citation. Use "Manual" mode instead.
  • The "Automatic" feature may miss some information, or add some information at the wrong place. Click on "Insert", and then on "Edit" to change the wrong elements.

Desktop (source edit)[edit]

  1. On an Article page, click "Edit source".
  2. Click at the end of the sentence you want to add a citation to.
  3. To add a Citation:
    • Click on the icon Reference. It will add the wikitext code for Citations to the text: ‎<ref>...‎</ref>
    • Type ‎<ref> and ‎</ref>
  4. Type the details of the Citation between the ‎<ref> and ‎</ref> codes, for instance:
    <ref> Author, Title, Date, Publisher</ref>

Note Note: It is possible to use some templates to format the Citation you're going to add.
Note Note: Don't forget to save your work when done!

Mobile (visual edit)[edit]

Note Note: This feature is only available on the mobile Website. For apps, see Wikitext (mobile).

  1. On an Article page, click on Edit Edit.
  2. Click at the end of the sentence you want to add a citation to.
  3. Type <ref: a dialog box opens
  4. Type the details of the Citation in the dialog box, for instance:
    Author, Title, Date, Publisher

Note Note: It is possible to use some templates to format the Citation you're going to add.
Note Note: Don't forget to save your work when done!

Mobile (source edit)[edit]

  1. On an Article page, click on Edit Edit.
  2. Click at the end of the sentence you want to add a citation to.
  3. Type ‎<ref> and ‎</ref>
  4. Type the details of the Citation between the ‎<ref> and ‎</ref> codes, for instance:
    <ref> Author, Title, Date, Publisher</ref>
    Note Note: It is possible to use some templates to format the Citation you're going to add.
  5. Click on "Insert" to add the Citation. A new footnote call appears where you've inserted the Citation.

Note Note: Don't forget to save your work when done!