Create wikipedia references from websites with configurable output. Automatic detection from Google-Books, Amazon, and each other website (as simple refeference).

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What is Wikipedia-References-Creator?

Wikipedia-References-Creator is a Firefox add-on that allows you to create references for Wikipedia articles from websites. It automatically detects references from Google Books, Amazon, and other websites, making it easy to cite sources in your Wikipedia articles.

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By: rjh
Users: 59 ▼ -3
Rating: 3.33 (3)
Version: 8.5 (Last updated: 2022-04-28)
Creation date: 2012-06-17
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • menus
  • storage
  • clipboardRead
  • clipboardWrite
  • activeTab
  • notifications
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • contextMenus
  • tabs
Size: 34.76K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This AddOn creates wikipedia references from websites by right click with mouse. It includes an automatic detection of Google-Books, Amazon, and each other website (as simple ref or web template reference). The result is automatic copied to the clipboard. Additionally an selected Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or PubMed ID could directly translated in an wikipedia reference by jump to a special website which knows all of DOI and PubMed ID with title, author, ... and provides a valid wikipedia reference.

The implementation detects some content und present it via variables. These variables can be added by §variable§ in text prototypes for easy creation of references. To adapt the output to your wishes you can be change the prototypes in the settings page. If you set the prototypes to empty, the preferences is set to a default value at the next start.

For GoogleBook references it provides the status variables GoogleBookId, Page, Title, Author, ISBN and Publisher. Also the current content of the clipboard, the current page title, the current page url and other things can be used.

An example for a simple output can be: <ref>[§WebsiteUrl§ §WebsiteUrl§]</ref>

For example for a correct german reference string you can use the output prototype: <ref name="§Author§">{{Literatur| Autor=§Author§ | Titel=§Title§ | Verlag=§Publisher§ | ISBN=§ISBN§ | Jahr=§PublicationYear§ | Online={{Google Buch | BuchID=§GoogleBookId§ | Seite=§Page§ }} | Seiten=§Page§ }}</ref>

For example for a correct english reference string for web citation you can use the output prototype: <ref name="">{{cite web |url=§WebsiteUrl§ |title=§WebsiteTitle§ |author=§Selection§ |date= |work= |publisher= |accessdate=§CurrentDate§}}</ref>

Overall the following tags can be used:

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User reviews
Can only cite a URL in one specific template type but the speedy convenience of it is incredible and makes me edit wikipedia more. I only ever ended up using "simple reference". Hope they add more templates to it
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Risk impact

Wikipedia-References-Creator is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Wikipedia-References-Creator if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Wikipedia-References-Creator has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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