Template:More footnotes

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When to use[change source]

This template indicates that the article cites a good enough number of reliable sources, but uses an inappropriate combination of inline citations and general references. All material in articles must be verifiable, but outside of very good and good articles Wikipedia does not require the use of inline citations except to support direct quotations, material that has been challenged or is likely to be challenged and possibly harmful material about living persons.

An inline citation is any system that associates a given piece of an article with a specific citation. The two most popular forms are clickable footnotes (<ref> tags, which produce foot notes like this: [1]) and parenthetical references (e.g., (Smith 2010)). Other articles use embedded citations or manually formatted footnotes. Do not add this tag to articles that use the "wrong" style of inline citation.

For articles that do not contain any general references, but that need a greater number citations, use {{more sources}} instead.

How to use[change source]

To add this template to an article, copy and paste:


Both options result in the same output.

For sections[change source]

An optional unnamed parameter:

will change the word "article" in "This article...", e.g. {{More footnotes|list}} or {{More footnotes|table}}. When used this way, the template cannot be placed in the "References" section.

Categories[change source]

This template will add the article to Category:Articles lacking in-text citations.

The template also has an optional |BLP= parameter. If its value is yes, this will indicate that the article is a biography of a living person, which have higher standards for further reading and external links.

Redirects[change source]

Related pages[change source]

  • {{No footnotes}} – for articles with enough sources but no in-text citations
  • {{More sources}} – for articles with not enough sources
  • {{No sources}} – for articles with no sources at all