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Template:Cite web is used to properly format a citation or reference to a website.

Usage

For a reference:

* {{cite web |url= |title= |website= |access-date= |archive-url= |archive-date= }}

For a citation:

<ref name="">{{cite web |url= |title= |website= |access-date= |archive-url= |archive-date= }}</ref>

Parameters

Required

url

The URL of the webpage to be cited.

Required

title

The title of the webpage to be cited (can be found between the title tags of the page).

Required

website

The name of the website cited.

Semi-required

access-date

The date on which the webpage was cited by the editor (i.e., the current date) in Month Day, Year format. This parameter is only required if the webpage cited is not an archive (see parameters below).

Semi-required

archive-url

The URL of the archived version of the webpage to be cited. This parameter is only required if the current webpage is down or has changed to an un-citable version. If this parameter is used, access-date should not be used.

Semi-required

archive-date

The date that the archived version of the website was archived. This parameter is only required in conjunction with archive-url.

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