The Shortened Foot Note with Parentheses plugin {{sfnp}} creates a short author–date citation, to which a link is added in the body of the article in the form of a superscripted number, e.g.[7] Citations are automatically numbered in the order in which they are encountered in the body of the text. They are then gathered together, duplicates are removed, and the result can be displayed in a citations block, added to the end of an article.

Using an existing source

Zotpress search

Full details of all the sources used in Engole are stored in a Zotero library. The first, and mandatory, parameter to {{sfnp}} is the Zotero eight-character item key, which can be found from the search option in the right-hand sidebar of the editor window. So a minimal citation would look like {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4}}, which can be inserted into the text of the article at the appropriate position. For references to books, the relevant section of the book should be added as a second parameter, which is described in the following subsections.

Page number(s)

Add the page number as the second parameter, as in {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4|160}} Either decimal or Roman notation can be used, such as {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4|ix}}

Where there are multiple pages, list them separated by commas as in {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4|10,15}}

If a range of pages is being specified, then list the start and end pages separated by a hyphen, as in {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4|99-105}}

Chapter or section

If a book has no page numbers, then the relevant chapter or section can be specified by using the |search parameter, as in {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4|search=Introduction}}

Location in ebooks

Some ebooks show page numbers but many do not, so for them the |loc parameter can be used to show the location of the text being cited, as in {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4|loc=4095}}, or {{sfnp|ZQMDZ9V4|loc=4095-5012}}.