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This page contains Nukapedia's reference formatting guideline. It describes how references for certain materials should be structured within articles.
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Adding reference section

If references are included in an article, the correct template must be used to ensure they properly load on the article itself.

  • At the bottom of the article under the "References" section, include the {{References}} template.
  • Do not use the {{RT}} template version. This is because it lacks the individual "edit" option on the article.
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==References==
{{References}}

Non-canon sources

Only information from released games from the current IP holder constitutes canon sources. Any other sources, commentary, or additional information is not canon until included in a released game. These non-canon references must be marked clearly using the following formatting. Anything that is not canon should be referenced in the following format:

In front of a single citation or a citation that will only appear once in an article.
Instructions Code
In front of a single citation, or a citation that will only appear once in an article, replace <ref> with:
<ref group="Non-canon" >
The code will look like this in the article:
A man named Angus founded the Hub.<ref group="Non-canon" >''[[Fallout Bible 0]]'': "2093 ''The Hub is founded by a man named Angus''".</ref>
The citation will look like this in the article:

A man named Angus founded the Hub.[Non-canon 1]

In the reference section, a single referenced article will appear like:

Fallout Bible 0: "2093 The Hub is founded by a man named Angus.

In front of duplicate citation, or a citation that will be used more than once in an article. Must be given a unique name that is not solely numerical.
Instructions Code
In front of duplicate citation, or a citation that will be used more than once in an article, give a descriptive name and replace <ref> with:
<ref name="name" group="Non-canon">
The code will look like this in the article:
The Mariposa Military Base was newly completed in January 2077.<ref name="BibleMariposa2077" group="Non-canon">''[[Fallout Bible 0]]'': "2077 January 7  ''Major Barnett orders transfer of all FEV research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Military Base."''</ref>
The citation will look like this in the article:

The Mariposa Military Base was newly completed in January 2077.[Non-canon 1]

For subsequent, identical references, instead of the full reference, replace it with:
<ref name="name" group="Non-canon" />
The code will look like this in the article:
Barnett decided to move all FEV research to Mariposa.<ref name="BibleMariposa2077" group="Non-canon" /> The scientists objected to the orders.<ref name="BibleMariposa2077" group="Non-canon" />
The citation will look like this in the article, the same after each reference:

Barnett decided to move all FEV research to Mariposa.[Non-canon 1] The scientists objected to the orders.[Non-canon 2]

In the reference section, a duplicate article will appear like:

2.0 2.1 Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 7 Major Barnett orders transfer of all FEV research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Military Base."

At the end of an article where any non-canon reference is used, after the canon references.
Instructions Code
If there are only canon references in an article, the following is placed at the very bottom:

==References==
{{References}}
If there are non canon references also, the following must be added:
==References==
{{References}}
'''Non-canоn'''
{{References|group="Non-canоn"}}
The citations will look like this in the article:

References
1. ↑ Alice McLafferty: "The Crimson Caravan Company has been in business for over 130 years. We're partially responsible for the progress in the NCR."
(Alice McLafferty's dialogue)

Non-canon
1. ↑ Fallout Bible 0: "2093 The Hub is founded by a man named Angus.
2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 7 Major Barnett orders transfer of all FEV research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Military Base."

Reference box format
When articles contain a significant number of references, they can be formatted as two columns or a scroll box.

Instructions Code
How to create a reference box with two columns.
{{references|2}}
Instructions Code
Another option is to place all references in a scrolling reference box.
{{ref box}}
Instructions Code
To use the reference box with non-canon sources, you can add the reference groups.
{{ref box|Non-canоn}}
Instructions Code
For an article with both canon and non-canon information, the following is an example of how to format the reference section using reference boxes.

==References==
{{ref box}}
'''Non-canоn'''
{{ref box|Non-canоn}}

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