Reference Management in WikipediaMain page: Wikipedia:Inline citation
Wikipedia, which runs on the Mediawiki software, has built-in tools for the management of references. These tools, in many ways, have the function of reference management software, in that they (1) automatically number the references, (2) generate the reference list and (3) create links between the component of the citation in the text and the reference list. Unlike traditional reference management tools, Mediawiki does not store references in a database constructed to facilitate ease of citation.
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