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Error on call to Template:Sourcetext. Parameter source must be defined.


Template for linking to standardised Wikisource texts.


  • source, the source text (must be defined, or the template will generate an error)
  • version, version of the source text (optional, use if there is more than one version of a text, for example, Bible translations, etc)
  • book, the book of the source text (optional, use if chapters or books are defined as subpages)
  • chapter, the chapter of the book of the source text (chapter/anchor of the book)
  • verse, the verse of the chapter of the book of the source text (verse of the book)
  • range, specific verse range (optional range, will not link to these verses, will only display)
  • nobook, if defined, will not display a book name
  • showsource, if defined, will display the title of the sourcetext


Code: {{sourcetext|source=Bible|version=King James|book=1 Samuel|chapter=1|verse=10|range=, 18}}, {{sourcetext|source=Bible|version=King James|book=1 Samuel|chapter=3|verse=11|range=-21|nobook=}}

Renders as: 1 Samuel 1:10, 18, 3:11-21.

Code: {{sourcetext|source=Bible|version=King James|book=Esther|chapter=4|verse=6|range=-10}}

Renders as: Esther 4:6-10.

Code: {{sourcetext|source=The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale|chapter=19}}

Renders as: The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale 19

Code: {{sourcetext|source=The Man From Snowy River}}

Renders as: The Man From Snowy River

Code: {{sourcetext|source=The Doctrine and Covenants|book=D&C 91|verse=1|range=-12|showsource=y}}

Renders as: The Doctrine and Covenants, D&C 91:1-12

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