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How do we want to link sources to this part of the wiki? When I added a book I just linked it to goodreads so people can see what the book was about. Would a link to review sites like goodreads be the way we link books?

I decided against linking to stores to avoid directing people to a specific way to buy the book like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. But there will be books that may not be reviewed on goodreads, like academic texts discussing gender theory or something.

What do you think?

--Bean3000 (talk) 04:12, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Bean3000: this page managed to go under my radar somehow. Instead of the table I would use a list and then the {{cite book}} template for every book, which supports links for both the book title and the author. Example for the third book in the current table:
  • Bornstein, Kate (1994). Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us. Psychology Press. ISBN 9780415908979.
What do you think? --Ondo (talk) 09:18, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Ondo: If we do that, we'd eventually have to do the same thing as for the nonbinary fiction section. I can't always tell what these books are about just from their titles. If we could also give a brief description, the gender of the person writing it, etc etc. We can still include the citation though. --Bean3000 (talk) 08:51, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Bean3000: citations are the standard way of referencing a book (not only in a wiki), so I think they should be included. But yes, a brief description is a good idea too. What about a table with two columns: citation and description? --Ondo (talk) 09:44, 5 April 2020 (UTC)