CZ:MediaWiki Citation Tools

From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Help:Index/Formatting/References, CZ:List-defined references, and CZ:Citation templates

This page is to inform users about user-friendly tools they may use to enhance their ability to cite footnoted references into Citizendium articles. In this style, references are inserted into the text of the article and are displayed as superscripted numbers that hyperlink to detailed information about the source in the references section. The references section is usually located at the end of the article.

Zotero in Firefox, editing a CZ article.

Two user-friendly tools are currently known of at this time (there are others but they're not very friendly). Please add to this page as other good tools become known or are developed.

SUMsearch Citation maker

Diberri tool

  • The Diberri tool is helpful for creating references to:
  • books (if the ISBN is known) external web pages
  • MEDLINE articles (via PubMed)

1. Find the identifier number for your reference.

2. Submit the PMID or ISBN at the Diberri tool by either

  • Copy/pasting the number at the Diberri tool
  • - OR -
  • Use your mouse to select the number on the page you are viewing at PubMed, Amazon, etc, and then open the Diberri Bookmarklet on your browser.


Zotero in full-screen mode.

Zotero is an extension for the Firefox and some other Mozilla-based browsers.[1]

  • Cites in MediaWiki format for all reference types
  • Imports bibliographic data from EndNote, Refer, BiblX, Bib Tex, MODS, MARC, RDF, RIS, and tabbed text file
  • Firefox 2.0.X, Netscape Navigator 9.0, or Flock 0.9.1 for Windows, Mac, or Linux. Zotero is not compatible with earlier versions of these browsers. You can download Firefox here
  1. Import any references you want from one of the supported formats - EndNote, Refer, BiblX, Bib Tex, MODS, MARC, RDF, RIS, and tabbed text - or create references anew. It is very intuitive and not cluttered and you should be able to easily figure out how
  2. Specify "Wikipedia" as the output style by clicking the gear icon above the left pane of your Zotero window, choosing "Preferences," and selecting "Wikipedia Citation Templates" from the pull-down menu under the "Export" tab.
  3. Select individual references or collections in your Zotero library, press the copy keystroke (default Cmd-Shift-C or Ctrl-Alt-C), and paste the contents of the clipboard into the source code of a Citizendium article.



Wikicite was written by David Moss in Visual Basic .NET during 2006. It is free, open source, public domain software. The source code is available for download as a zipped Visual Studio .NET project.

  • Cites for Web, Journal and Book sources
  • Very simple to use
  • Windows Vista, XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1. Download here
  1. Select the appropriate tab for the reference type
  2. Fill in the fields (those labeled in black are mandatory, fields labeled in green are optional)
  3. Click the button at the bottom of the form to copy the reference to the clipboard.
  4. Paste the reference into the Citizendium edit form

Also see


Citizendium Technical Help
How to edit an article | Searching | Start article with subpages
The Article Checklist | Subpage template
See also: Getting Started
How to Edit
Getting Started Organization Technical Help
Policies Content Policy
Welcome Page