Help:Introduction to referencing with VisualEditor/3

Jump to navigation Jump to search


Why references are important

Adding references
Automatically or manually

Editing existing ones
Always room for improvement

Reusing references
Some are just really useful

Reliable sources
Which sources are good enough?

Review of what you've learned

To edit an existing reference, click on the [number] where it appears in the text. You will see either a Truc isone.PNG icon, or the icon (and name) for the template that was used to create this reference. Clicking on this icon will open a "template mini-editor" dialog where you can edit the information for that reference.


If, instead of the Truc isone.PNG icon, what appears when you click on a reference, is an icon for a standard template for citations, clicking on that icon will take you directly to the template mini-editor dialog.


Inside the template mini-editor, you change the information in fields by typing in the boxes.

To add a new piece of information (for example, the publication date), click on "Edit", which is at the very bottom of the mini-editor.

When you're done editing the reference, click "Apply changes". Remember, you'll still need to then save your changes!