Template:Citation needed

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Citation needed is a template used to identify claims in articles, particularly if questionable, that need a citation to a reliable source. The template produces a superscripted.


{{Citation needed|reason=Your explanation here|date=August 2017}}


  • To automatically add the current date, you can use substitution: {{subst:citation needed}}
  • The |date= parameter need not be added by the editor: if not entered, a bot will soon add it. The date parameter consists of the full English name of the current month with initial capital, a space, and the year, not full dates; e.g., "January 2013", but not "jan13". Any deviation from these two rules will result in an "invalid date parameter" error.
  • The |reason= parameter is optional but often helpful. It is displayed as a tooltip in some browsers (hover the mouse here [citation needed] to check behaviour of your browser).
    • This parameter does not seem to be functioning in Verify.Wiki

For example, the following usage might be appropriate to the claim that "Humphrey Bogart has won several snooker world championships":

{{Citation needed|reason=This claim needs a reliable source; Bogart was a famous actor, and his major biographies don't mention snooker.|date=August 2017}}.