Training Video:Citation Styles

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Citation styles control how EPrints displays the details of items to users. There are separate styles depending on whether vistors are looking at an individual item or a list of items e.g. the results of a search.

What You Will Learn

  • What a citation file does
  • What a citation file looks like and how it is constructed
  • How to modify a citation file to display new information
  • How to include one citation file within another
  • Conditional elements in a citation file

What You Should Already Know

  • How to change EPrints configuration files
  • Basic understanding of XML



The Video can be found at


The Video

Notes, Errata and Additional Information

  • EPrints 3.3.14
  • Ubuntu 15.04

Test Yourself

You will need an administrator account on an EPrints repository to do these exercises. may be a useful resource, but your own sandbox repository may be better.

  • Modify the default citation style to include the text 'We present for your consideration:' at the start of the citation.
  • Make sure the title doesn't show for items of type 'article'
  • Render the contents of the abstract at the end of the default citation style, in red text.
  • Modify the abstract page to include the text 'Click on an icon below to download a document' just above the documents if there are any.

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