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Substitution of this template will automatically fill the date parameter.
- If you don't add a date parameter, a
bot will date your entry with the month and year at a later time.
- The date parameter consists of the name of the current month and the year only, not full dates. The names of the months are capitalised in English. Any deviation from these two rules will result in an "invalid date parameter" error.
It is also recommended to add the (non-displayed)
|reason= parameter to leave a better record for future editors. For example, the following usage might be appropriate to the claim that "Humphrey Bogart has won several snooker world championships.":
Adding this template to an article places the article into
Category:Articles with unsourced statements or a dated subcategory thereof.
Please remove the template when you add a citation for a statement.
This sentence shows the template used at the end.
The above wikitext will render as follows:
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The template should be inserted after punctuation, such as a period or comma.
When not to use this template
Unsourced or poorly sourced contentious material about living persons should be removed immediately. Do not tag it: immediately remove it. For more information, see the section on poorly sourced contentious material in the policy page Biographies of living persons.
Material that is doubtful and harmful may be removed immediately, rather than tagged. See Burden of evidence.
The . Being specific about the nature of the problem will help other editors correct it.
If you have the time and ability to find an authoritative reference, please do so. Then add the citation yourself, or correct the article text. After all, the ultimate goal is not to merely identify problems, but to fix them.
While an editor may add this template to any uncited passage for any reason, many editors object to what they perceive as overuse of this tag, particularly in what is known as "drive-by" tagging, which is applying the tag without attempting to address the issues at all. Consider whether adding this tag in an article is the best approach before using it, and use it judiciously. Wikipedia's verifiability policy does not require reliable sources for common well-known facts (e.g., "The Moon orbits the Earth"), or that citations be repeated through every sentence in a paragraph. All direct quotations and facts whose accuracy might be challenged (e.g., statistics) require citations. See
WP:MINREF for the list of material that is absolutely required to be followed by an
inline citation, rather than a
general reference or no citation at all.
This template is intended for specific passages that need citation. For entire articles or sections that contain significant material lacking sources (rather than just specific short passages), there are other, more appropriate templates, such as .
How to respond to this tag
The addition of this tag is a request for an inline citation to support the tagged statement. If you are able to provide a citation to support the claim, then please do so.
Except for certain kinds of claims about living people, which require immediate production of inline citations, there is no specific deadline for providing citations. Please do not delete information that you believe is correct simply because no-one has provided a citation within an arbitrary time limit. Where there is some uncertainty about its accuracy, most editors are willing to wait about a month to see whether a citation can be provided.
: for "actual quotations" which need citations to make them proper
: request clarification of wording or interpretation
: request examples for clarification
: request a citation of a source which justifies inclusion of a given entry in a
: flag a general, yet factual statement as needing to be made more specific before it can be verified: request a page number for an existing citation
Highlighting some text that needs a citation
Citation needed-span}}: Example text: similar, except that it outlines the text that needs a citation with a box instead
- : Example text[উদ্ধৃতিৰ প্ৰয়োজন]: lightly underlines the text that needs a citation
: in-line request for full citation, for example when only (Author, YEAR) is given.
: in-line request for the page number or page numbers in a work such as journal for an existing citation.
সাঁচ:Season needed, similar to : for missing TV season & episode number
সাঁচ:Volume needed, similar to : for missing journal, newspaper, comic, etc., volume and issue numbers)
Better source}}: flags a statement as requiring a better source
: request a fix for a
dead external link within a paragraph or a reference citation.
: source was checked, and did not contain the cited material
: request a direct quote from an inaccessible source, for verification purposes
সাঁচ:Self-published inline: flag a source that cites the author
: flag a source as possibly being
unreliable and/or : request that someone verify the cited source backs up the material in the passage
: flag a definition as being ambiguous/confusing
: flag something as suspected of being incorrect
: ...flag a word or phrase
Wikipedia:Make technical articles understandable
- original research
: flag something as possibly containing
Avoid peacock terms too
- neutrality of a passage
: dispute the
: flag a statement as being vague regarding the amount of something
Chronology citation needed}}
সাঁচ:Time fact: request a source confirming or providing the chronology or timeline of a statement
: show that a statement does not ascribe appropriate weight to its sources, according to their prominence; use in preference to...
: flag a statement that is too vague to be unambiguously verifiable.
- weasel word cleanup
: flag for
: flags a particular time period as being vague or ambiguous
: for placement after descriptions of a group of persons
: placement after mention of a vague third party claim that is not sourced
: a template that only shows itself after a specified time, indicating an exceptional statement that will
Article message box templates
Cite check}}, article/section may have inappropriate or misinterpreted citations
- , article/section has weak or incomplete sources/references/citations
- , article/section has no sources/references/citations given at all
- Citation method and style
|Date and place|