From the Science Archives, the open-project database of science information
Jump to navigation Jump to search

There is currently no consensus on where to place this template in an article.

This template will categorise tagged articles into Category:All articles lacking sources and Category:Articles lacking sources.

The simplest way to add this template to an article is to copy and paste {{needcite|article|date=October 2019}} at the top of the article.


This template also has three optional fields.

The first permits the user to specify what needs to be cited. For instance, if the entire article needs to be cited, a user would enter {{needcite|article}}; but should the user wish to be more specific on which section of the article needs to be cited, then the user could enter {{needcite|section called "Childhood"}}. Leaving the parameter undefined is acceptable, as it will print out the default text "article or section."

The second field is a date parameter, entered as "date=month year". Adding this sorts the article into subcategories of Category:Articles lacking sources, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first. If the date parameter is omitted, a bot will add it later.

Another important thing to remember is that reputable sources are required on this wikia. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, but time will be given to back up this information.

Note that order does not matter with respect to the above optional parameters. Both {{needcite|section|date=October 2019}} and {{needcite|date=October 2019|section}} will produce the same result.