References And Citations

Bibliography

Wikidot provides a simple interface for maintaining a reference list and pointing to this list within a text block. The bibliography block is defined as:

[[bibliography]]
  **bibliography items**
[[/bibliography]]

If you want to rename the bibliography block, you add the title: @@[[bibliography title="Alternative title". When you want to have your references as a section, you may as well set the title as blank.

For the bibliography items, we would like you to use the following format:

: label : Author List, [[[references:label | "Title"]]], remaining details depending on the type of the publication

Citing a Bibliography Item

For citing a bibliography item within a text block, you can use the following syntax:

[((bibcite label))]

Entry Format Under References Category

For each bibliography item, we would like you to create a page under the category called references. The sole purpose of this is to maintain a rich reference list that provides easier access for later use of these publications. Currently there are two templates put together; journal-template and conference-template each of which are hidden pages under the category. Whenever you create a new page under this category, we ask you to include the appropriate one of these two templates. Here are the code snippets for both options:

 [[include references:_journal-template
 |title =--] Title of the publication
 |authors=--] Name of the author(s)
 |journal=--] Name of the journal
 |volume=--] Volume
 |issue=--] Issue
 |pages=--] Pages containing the publication
 |year=--] Publication year
 |url=--] [URL text-to-be-shown]
 |annotations=--] Your notes about the publication
 ]]
 [[include references:_conference-template
 |title =--] Title of the publication
 |authors=--] Name of the author(s)
 |conference=--] Name of the conference
 |number=--] Number
 |volume=--] Volume
 |pages=--] Pages of the proceedings containing the publication
 |venue=--] Venue of the conference
 |year=--] Publication year
 |url=--] [URL text-to-be-shown]
 |annotations=--] Your notes about the publication
 ]]
 [[include references:_book-template
 |title=--] Title of the book
 |authors=--] Name of the author(s)
 |editors=--] Name of the editor(s)
 |volume=--] Volume
 |chapter=--] Chapter
 |pages=--] Pages of the book to be cited
 |publisher=--] Publisher of the book
 |year=--] Publication year
 |url=--] [URL text-to-be-shown]
 |annotations=--] Your notes about the publication
 ]]

You may exclude the pieces of information that are not available for the journal or conference publication that you are creating the page for.

Full Reference List

You can reach the full list of references by clicking the title

OPTIONAL: How to Maintain an External Reference List and Show a Subgroup

This is a hack that I developed on top of some former discussion given in http://community.wikidot.com/forum/t-52309/external-bibliography-in-bibtex . In this version, the external bibliography is maintained at some other wiki page called references:list and it has the following structure:

[[bibliography]]
[!--{$bell}{$none}--]@@@@
: bell : Bell, J.; Hewish, A.; Pilkington, J. D. H.; Scott, P. F.; and Collins, R. A. Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source. Nature 217, 709, 1968.
[!-- --]
[!--{$guy}{$none}--]@@@@
: guy : Guy, R. K. //Modular Difference Sets and Error Correcting Codes.// §C10 in Unsolved Problems in Number Theory, 2nd ed. New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 118-121, 1994.
[!-- --]
[[/bibliography]]

When you need to generate a sublist on your local wiki page, you have to use the following syntax:

 [[include references:list
 |none=@@
 |bell=@@
 ]]

Here, if you don't have the first line, you start picking the entries to exclude, instead.

TO DO

  • One last task to accomplish is to make sure that, if you know the label of the entity, you should be able to include another page to fill in the rest instead of typing the whole bibitem yourself.