Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Citations/Allow creating bibliographic entries with the Citoid tool in VE

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  • Problem: Only references can be created with Citoid in the Cite tool VE, not bibliographic entries (same as a reference, but without the ref-tags). Currently these entries have to be written either manually or by cheating the Cite tool to produce the entry and removing the ref tags manually. This is beyond what can reasonably be expected from new editors.
An example of a bibliographic entry can be seen for example in this German Wikipedia article under the section "Literatur" whereas the references are created inside the text and displayed in the "Einzelnachweise" (References) section.
The Literature section does not seem to be common in the English Wikipedia, but it is very common in many other language Wikipedias.
  • Who would benefit: All Wikipedia editors, especially editors using VE primarily.
  • Proposed solution: Allow an option in the Cite tool to omit referencing or place the option somewhere else in the editing interface where it makes most sense.
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  • Proposer: Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 09:12, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

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