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This template documentation is transcluded from Template:Cite news/doc [edit]

This template is used to cite sources in Centiare. It is specifically for news sources.


All fields must be lowercase.

Copy a blank version to use. Remember to use the "|" (pipe) character between each field. Please delete any unused fields to avoid clutter in the edit window.

Full version (copy and paste text below and delete parameters you don't need)
{{cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title= |url= |format= |work= |publisher= |id= |pages= |page= |date= |accessdate= |language= |quote= }}
Most commonly used fields (or you can use this and not have to delete as much)
(This assumes English, HTML format, with today as access date)
{{cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= |url= |work= |publisher= |date= |accessdate=2019-12-09 }}
All parameters, vertical format
{{cite news 
 | first = 
 | last = 
 | authorlink =
 | author = 
 | coauthors =
 | title = 
 | url = 
 | format = 
 | work = 
 | publisher = 
 | id = 
 | pages = 
 | page = 
 | date = 
 | accessdate = 
 | language = 
 | quote = 
  • title is required, rest is optional. Note that title must be on one line in order for the hyperlink to display properly.
  • author: Author
    • last works with first to produce last, first
    • authorlink works either with author or with last & first to link to the appropriate wikipedia article. Does not work with URLs.
    • coauthors: allows additional authors
  • url: Link to the news item if available online
    • format: Format, i.e. PDF. Don't specify for HTML (implied as default).
      Specify as 'fee required' if free access no longer available.
      Specify as 'Reprint' if a full original version but not hosted by the original publisher.
  • work: If this item is part of a larger work (such as a newspaper), name of that work.
  • publisher: Publisher, if any.
  • id: Identifier such as {{ISSN|0028-0836}} — remember, you must specify the kind of identifier, not just give a number.
  • date: date of publication. ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format recommended. If the whole date is known it should be wikilinked to enable date user preferences.
  • pages overrides page
  • accessdate: Date when item was accessed. Use ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format. Do not wikilink the date.
  • language: the language in which the source is written.
  • quote: Relevant quote.


  • {{cite news | first=John | last=Doe | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/ | work=Encyclopedia of Things | publisher=News co. | pages= 37–39 | date=[[2005-11-21]] | id={{ISSN|0028-0836}} | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    → Doe, John. "News", Encyclopedia of Things, News co., 2005-11-21, pp. 37–39. Template:ISSN. Retrieved on 2005-12-11. 
  • {{cite news | author=Staff writer | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/News.pdf | format=PDF | publisher=News co. | pages= 37–39 | date=[[2005-11-21]] | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    → Staff writer. "News" (PDF), News co., 2005-11-21, pp. 37–39. Retrieved on 2005-12-11. 
  • {{cite news | first=John | last=Doe | authorlink=John Doe | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/background | format=Reprint | publisher=News co. | date=[[2005-11-21]] | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    Doe, John. "News" (Reprint), News co., 2005-11-21. Retrieved on 2005-12-11. 
  • {{cite news | title=News | url=http://www.url.com/Archive/News | format=Fee required | publisher=News co. | date=[[2005-11-21]] | accessdate=2005-12-11}}
    → "News" (Fee required), News co., 2005-11-21. Retrieved on 2005-12-11. 
  • {{cite news | first=John | last=Doe | title=FooBar | page=1}}
    → Doe, John. "FooBar", p. 1. 
  • {{cite news | title=FooBar | page=1 }}
    → "FooBar", p. 1. 

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