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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptiondatabase of citations, supporting general knowledge profiling and Wikipedia fact-checking
Is it a multilingual wiki?yes
Potential number of languagesmany
Proposed taglinesum of all sources
Proposed URL
Technical requirements
New features to requireWikiCite currently runs in Wikidata, but breaks the limits of Wikidata as described in The Signpost.
Development wiki
Interested participants
WikiCite already exists and has thousands of Wikimedia editors and many more university partners.

WikiCite is many things including

  • The Wikimedia solution to discovering publications

Proposed by


The WikiCite concept may be the most commonly proposed idea for a Wikimedia project that editors repeatedly discover. At minimum, a hundred people could share founder credit, but probably founder credit should go to all supporters at the time of the project's establishment.

Alternative names


WikiCite is the most popular name after years of discussion.

Other terms could be references, sources, knowledge, metadata, cataloging, or library.


WikiCite currently runs on Wikidata, but has grown so large that Wikidata has broken because of its size.

Domain names






Readers should try the examples at

On Wikidata consider

For editors, the most popular tool is the author disambiguator

Other projects which use the same data include

People interested