Template:BookReference
This template is to be used to provide a reference to an entry in the Books page.
This page documents how to use this template, both technically and stylistically.
Contents
Basic Functionality
In its most basic form, the template may be used as follows:

{{BookReferenceName of bookYear/Date of publicationAuthor}}

{{BookReferenceName of bookYear/Date of publicationAuthor 1author2 = Author 2}}

{{BookReferenceName of bookYear/Date of publicationAuthor 1author2 = Author 2author3 = Author 3}}

{{BookReferenceName of bookYear/Date of publicationAuthor 1author2 = Author 2author3 = Author 3author4 = Author 4}}

{{BookReferenceName of bookYear/Date of publicationAuthor 1author2 = Author 2author3 = Author 3author4 = Author 4author5 = Author 5}}

{{BookReferenceName of bookYear/Date of publicationAuthor 1author2 = Author 2author3 = Author 3author4 = Author 4author5 = Author 5author6 = Author 6}}
where each of the Author
fields is to be filled with the author name, as specified in the work under consideration.
(NOTE: It does not matter whether or not an author is already named differently on Mathematicians; see "Possible Issues" below.)
How to Use
This template is invoked almost exclusively in the Sources section. A representative instance, taken from Definition:Set Union, is:
* {{BookReferenceNaive Set Theory1960Paul R. Halmosprev = Union of Singletonnext = Union with Empty Set}}: $\S 4$: Unions and Intersections
Thus, in steps:
 Precede the template with an asterisk,
*
, and a space  Use
prev
andnext
fields, if desired (see "Features" below)  A colon,
:
, and a space  The section of the book the reference applies to (optionally with section name, if applicable)
 The number of the definition/theorem, if applicable
Features
To document and emulate the linear flow of reading that characterizes a book, the entries prev
and next
are used, as in:
{{BookReferenceIntroduction to Abstract Algebra1969C.R.J. Claphamprev = Characteristic of Subfield of Complex Numbers is Zeronext = Characteristic of Finite Ring is NonZero}}
which is used on Characteristic times Ring Element is Ring Zero and renders as:
1969: C.R.J. Clapham: Introduction to Abstract Algebra ... (previous) ... (next)
As the names suggest, the following are the intended values for prev
and next
:
 The
prev
field holds the title of the Template:ProofWiki page that is concerned with the information preceding the particular entry in the source work.  The
next
field holds the title of the Template:ProofWiki page that is concerned with the information following the particular entry in the source work.
Thus:
prev = Characteristic of Subfield of Complex Numbers is Zero
above indicates that in Introduction to Abstract Algebra, the result Characteristic of Subfield of Complex Numbers is Zero is followed by the result Characteristic times Ring Element is Ring Zero.
Similarly, the part:
next = Characteristic of Finite Ring is NonZero
indicates that in said source, Characteristic times Ring Element is Ring Zero is followed by Characteristic of Finite Ring is NonZero.
As usual, these options have to be separated from the others by using the pipe character 
.
Possible Issues
Of course, before resorting to the solutions provided below, please verify that no spelling errors have been made while trying to invoke the template.
One or more of the authors turns up in red
If the name of one or more of the authors shows in red, this means said author does not have a page on Mathematician:Mathematicians under the name that appears on the book.
It could happen that this author does actually have a page under another name (usually by juggled initials and/or first names).
In this simple case, all that needs to be done is to create a redirect from the nonexistent rendering of the name to the one that actually is already covered.
Should the author be completely absent from Template:ProofWiki as of yet, then please create a page according to Help:Editing/Creating Pages for Mathematicians contact one of the administrators.
The book turns up in red
Create a page for the book according to Help:Editing/Creating Pages for Books Please contact one of the administrators.