This template indicates that an article incorporates information from the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica a work now in the public domain.

If the Wikipedia article incorporates a copy of text from (or close paraphrasing of) an article in the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, then use the template {{EB1911}} which prepends an attribution string to the citation (see the plagiarism guidline).



The template can be placed in different locations and depending on the what it is required the parameters can be mixed and matched:

Parameters Example Note
{{Cite EB1911|wstitle=EB name}}  Chisholm, Hugh (编). Alfred the Great. 大英百科全書 第十一版. 剑桥大学出版社. 1911年.  Use wstitle=EB name if the article exists on Wikisource if not use title=EB name .
{{Cite EB1911|title=|url=|first=|last=|volume=|pages=}}  Plummer, Charles. Alfred the Great. Chisholm, Hugh (编). 大英百科全書 1 第十一版. 剑桥大学出版社: 582–584. 1911年.  Some additional information: title instead of wstitle, url to the external page instead of link to Wikisource; the first and last names of the author of the article, the volume and page [number]s.

Detailed notes


This template is wrapper around {{cite encyclopedia}}. In its default mode it attributes text to an article from Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

This template automatically sets some of the parameters passed into {{cite encyclopedia}} for example "publisher = Cambridge University Press". Over and above the standard parameter passed into {{cite encyclopedia}} there are some additional parameters and those are listed hereafter in a separate table from the table of parameters passed into {{cite encyclopedia}}.[nb 1]

Minimum is: {{Cite EB1911 |article=EB article name}} or {{Cite EB1911 |wstitle=EB article name}}[nb 2]

Full set is: {{Cite EB1911 |wstitle= |display= |article= |no-icon= |short= |footnote= |author= |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= |url= |accessdate= |volume= |page= |pages= |ref=}}

Additional parameters
Parameter Note
article=EB name If set is assigned to title. If title is set article is ignored.
author=author name Assigned to last ignored if last is set.
wstitle=name of the article on Wikisource If set, set link to EB article on Wikisource, and unsets title and url if they are also set.
no-icon=1 Suppresses the lead icon (useful with {{Wikisource-inline}}).
short=1 Suppresses publisher and editor display.
display=label for Wikisource link If set, this text is used as a label when linking to EB article on Wikisource
Parameters passed into {{cite encyclopedia}}
Parameter Set to Notes
last= author= or last= If author= and last= are set the value of last= is used.
first= first= Set to the value of first= or not set
authorlink= authorlink= Set to the value of authorlink= or not set
coauthors= coauthors= Unlikely to be needed but can be set
editor-first= Hugh Automatically set within the template unless short is set
editor-last= Chisholm Automatically set within the template unless short is set
encyclopedia= Encyclopædia Britannica Automatically set within the template
title= wstitle= or title= or article= Set to wstitle= if set, if not to title= if set, if not to article= if set, if not set then left blank.
url= url= Set to the value of url= unless wstitle= is set in which case it is not set.
accessdate= accessdate= Set to the value of accessdate= or not set
language= Not set
edition= 11th Set by default within the template, can be overridden
date= Not set (see year)
year= 1911 Set by default within the template, can be overridden
month= Not set
publisher= Cambridge University Press Automatically set within the template unless short is set
volume= volume= Set to the value of volume= or not set
location= Not set
id= Not set
isbn= Not set
oclc= Not set
doi= Not set
page= page= Set to the value of page= or not set
pages= pages= Set to the value of pages= or not set
quote= Not set
ref= ref = Set to the value of ref= or not set

Hidden categories


Depending on the parameters passed into this template, it adds the following hidden categories to the articles in which it is used:

For an overview group category of the above see: Category:含有1911年版大英百科全书内容的维基百科条目.

See also

  • Wikipedia:1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica—for information on usage of the material.
  • {{EB1911}} Attribute an EB 1911 article.
  • {{Sect1911}} Attribute a section to EB 1911.
  • {{EB1911 poster}} display a EB 1911 Wikisource article in a top box on the right.
  • {{1911 POV}}—for articles with potential POV issues related to using information from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  1. For backwards compatibility with {{Wikisource1911Enc citation}} and {{1911EB}}, this template takes two unnamed parameters the first the article name the second a comment but these are deprecated. They should not be used as the functionality may be removed in later versions of this template.
  2. It will also work with no parameters, but that set a category flagging that no article name has been given, as it is not much use to the reader to inform them that a Wikipeda article contains some text copied from somewhere in the 29-volumes of the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica!