Help:ISBN links
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For a book with ISBN e.g. 0131103628, the simple wikitext "ISBN 0131103628" gives ISBN 0131103628, with the same target as Special:Booksources/0131103628​: the text of MediaWiki:Booksources-text and links regarding the book according to the contents of the page "Book sources" in the project namespace (ns4, here: Meta), where each occurrence of MAGICNUMBER is replaced with the ISBN.
If there is no such "Book sources" page, a default page is displayed. It uses the settings $wgBookstoreListEn in Language.php, currently:
/* private */ $wgBookstoreListEn = array( "" => "$1" "" => "$1" "" => "$1" "" => "$1" "AddALL" => "$1&type=ISBN", "PriceSCAN" => "$1", "Barnes & Noble" => "$1", );
The name of the book sources page can be changed by editing MediaWiki:Booksources​[dead link], but the name space cannot.
Use a template like Template:ISBN allowing {{ISBN|193151447X}} to produce something like:
ISBN 193151447X
However, often a separate page would be desirable. This can be done, but requires a page like 193151447X for every book. Those pages can call Template:Bk, so that they only have to contain {{bk}}.
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