This template is used to provide references to pages in the London Gazette online archive website at http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/. The London Gazette is the official newspaper of the British government for England and Wales in which all official notices are published. The template is provided to simplify the entering of addresses.
linkeddate: The publication date of the referenced Gazette in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, for example "linkeddate = 1910-10-12". Must not be wikilinked.
For producing a non-wikilinked publication date:
date: The publication date of the referenced Gazette. This should be in the format day month year. This parameter is ignored if linkeddate parameter is used.
For a link in a supplement to a London Gazette:
supp: Required to correctly format the URL to link to a page in a Gazette supplement
For producing a date of retrieval:
accessdate: Full date when item was accessed. Should not be wikilinked.
For a link to the Edinburgh, Oxford Gazette or Belfast Gazette:
city: Either "city=e" for Edinburgh Gazette, "city=b" for Belfast Gazette or "city=o" for the Oxford Gazette as the first 23 issues of the London Gazette were titled.
endpage: The last page in a range of pages to be referenced.
notarchive: was formerly required to correctly format the URL to link to a page in a recent gazette (in approximately the last ten years). Since a change to the url scheme in January 2009, this parameter is redundant but may be found in links created prior to the change.
accessyear, accessdaymonth, accessmonthday, accessmonth, accessday: These were formerly used to provide unlinked dates of retrieval when date linking was common. The use of date-linking is now discouraged. (see MOS:UNLINKDATES)
Source of information for parameters
To find the information to put into the parameters:
Enter search terms into the search fields including a date range
When the list of matching Gazettes is displayed, click on a link and the site will open a window with a PDF image of a page of the gazette:
From the dark band above the page image note the five digit issue number. It will also appear in the URL after ".../issues/".
From the top of the page image note the page number. This may be up to five digits and also appears as the last group of characters in the URL.
Note the publication date from the top of the page image
If the reference needs to refer to a range of pages, find the last relevant page and note that from the page image or URL as before.
Check if the page is part of an issue or a supplement
If from a standard gazette issue, the following will be included in the URL, ".../pages/..." and no action is required.
If the page is part of a supplement to an issue, the following will be included in the URL, ".../supplements/..." , the parameter "supp=" must be added to the template. Any character may follow, as long as it is not left blank.
Optionally, if the Belfast or Edinburgh gazettes are to be referenced, add the "city=" parameter. The London Gazette is the default option and will be used if this parameter is not used or if anything other than the "city=e","city=b" or "city=o" is entered. "city=l" may be used to explicitly refer to the London Gazette. "city=o" should only be used for issues 1 to 23 of the London Gazette as it was originally published under that name.