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A simple Django app to include citations and reference lists in your templates.

Project Description
Django Citations

Citations is a simple Django app which lets you use a citations and
reference lists within your templates.

- The source code is available from under an MIT license.
- You can find the package on the Python Packing Index
- The latest documentation for the `develop` branch is available from

Quick start

1. Install using::

pip install django-citations

2. Add "citations" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this::


3. Run `python migrate` to create the models.


You can use the admin panel to create references for your site. These can
have a range of details including ISBN, URLs, titles, etc. Each reference
must have a unique slug. This is how we will refer to the reference when we
cite it within a template.

To refer to a reference in your database, you first need to load the tags in
your template::

{% load citation_tags %}

You can then do the following in your template where you want the reference to

{% cite "my_reference_slug" %}

You can refer to multiple references at a time by just adding new slugs separated by spaces.
Note that quotation marks are required around the slugs, and slug names should not contain

{% cite "my_first_reference_slug" "my_second_reference_slug" %}

If you attempt to reference a work that is not in your reference list a TemplateSyntaxError
will be raised showing the offending reference slug.

The references will be included in text as numbers - e.g. `[1]`, or `[1, 2]` for multiple
references. Reference objects will also be placed in the `reference_list` variable of the
template's context.

A reference list can be included at the bottom of the document::

{% show_references reference_list %}

Importing References

If you have the package `bibtexparser` installed then you will have access in the admin
panel to an "Upload Bibtex" button. This feature will upload a bibtex file, scan it for
fields that django-citations supports and save new records.

The bibtexparser package is provided under the LGPL.

Change Log

**Version 0.3**
- Improved documentation
- Add new fields to database
- Add bibtex upload function, where `bibtexparser` is installed
- Add `show_all_references` tag for complete bibliography

**Version 0.2.1**
- Fix tags in README

**Version 0.2**

- Improved citation database - more fields available
- Improved reference output (uses a Harvard referencing format)

**Version 1.0**

- Initial version
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