Template:Cite Americana

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Purpose[change source]

This template facilitates the citation of articles from editions of Encyclopedia Americana that are in the public domain using {{cite encyclopedia}}. The template can also be used to cite articles from editions that are not in the public domain. In these cases, the noicon parameter should be used to suppress the icon.

Usage[change source]

{{Cite Americana|put the name of the article here}}

or with a specification of additional options:[note 1]

{{Cite Americana
 |name of the article
 |display=
 |author=
 |year=
 |volume=
 |page=
 |pages=
 |noicon=
 |vb=
 |long=
 |editor-first=
 |editor-last=
 |title=
 |url=
}}

The year defaults to 1920.

Examples[change source]

Simple[change source]

{{Cite Americana|Cogniet, Leon}}

displays as:

Wikisource-logo.svg "Cogniet, Leon" . Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.

With comment[change source]

{{Cite Americana|Cogniet, Leon}} A French history and portrait painter with many famous students.

displays as:

Wikisource-logo.svg "Cogniet, Leon" . Encyclopedia Americana. 1920. A French history and portrait painter with many famous students.

Using author[change source]

{{Cite Americana|David Copperfield|author=[[Wilbur L. Cross]]}}

displays as:

Wikisource-logo.svg Wilbur L. Cross (1920). "David Copperfield" . Encyclopedia Americana.

Using volume, pages, page[change source]

These work as with other {{cite}} templates:

{{Cite Americana|title=Pulte, Joseph Hippolyt|volume=22|page=799|year=1920}}

displays as:

PD-icon.svg "Pulte, Joseph Hippolyt". Encyclopedia Americana. 22. 1920. p. 799.

Using display[change source]

The mechanics of Wikisource will sometimes require that a link have disambiguation information which is not part of the original title. The display parameter allows this information to be hidden for the purpose of the citation. For example:

{{Cite Americana|Monroe (Louisiana)|year=1920|display=Monroe, La.}}

displays as:

Wikisource-logo.svg "Monroe, La." . Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.

Using noicon[change source]

{{Cite Americana|Cogniet, Leon|noicon=x}}

displays as:

"Cogniet, Leon" . Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.

Using vb[change source]

If text is incorporated verbatim into an article, the vb parameter can be used to tack on a notice appropriate to the policy in Wikipedia:Plagiarism.

{{Cite Americana|Schlatter, Michael|year=1920|vb=x}}

displays as:

Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Schlatter, Michael" . Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.

Using title (no Wikisource link)[change source]

{{Cite Americana|title=Sterne, Simon|year=1920}}

displays as:

PD-icon.svg "Sterne, Simon". Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.

When title is being used, url can be used to specify an external link. For example:

{{Cite Americana
 |title=Sterne, Simon
 |year=1920
 |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=cr9PAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA632
}} At [[Google Books]].

displays as:

PD-icon.svg "Sterne, Simon". Encyclopedia Americana. 1920. At Google Books.

Using long[change source]

If a longer citation is desired, containing the editor of the 1920 edition, the long option can be used. For example:

{{Cite Americana|Schlatter, Michael|year=1920|long=x}}

displays as:

Wikisource-logo.svg Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Schlatter, Michael" . Encyclopedia Americana.

If another edition besides 1920 is being used, the editor name can be customized using editor-first and editor-last. If used, these two items will be displayed whether or not the long option is specified.

Notes[change source]

  1. For compatibility with similar templates, the name of the article can also be specified using the wstitle parameter instead of an unnamed argument.