Original author(s)Kurt Luther,
Matthew Flaschen,
Terris Johnson,
Amy Bruckman,
Andrea Forte,
Christopher Jordan
Written inJavaScript, CSS
TypeMediaWiki Gadget
LicenseCC BY-SA 3.0 and GPLv2

ProveIt (/ˈprvɪt/) is a gadget that makes it easy to find, edit, add, and cite references when editing Wikipedia articles. Referencing is a key task at Wikipedia, but the process is often difficult because the citation templates (such as Template:Cite book) are complex. ProveIt simplifies the process by adding a smart and simple graphical user interface when editing any article. You deal with the interface, and ProveIt deals with the wikitext.

You can enable the gadget by going to the Editing section under the gadgets tab in your preferences, or you can try a demo first by clicking here.

In addition, anyone using the source editor, even unregistered users, can add &withJS=MediaWiki:Gadget-ProveIt.js&withCSS=MediaWiki:Gadget-ProveIt.css at end of url to activate ProveIt or &withJS=MediaWiki:Gadget-ProveIt-classic.js&withCSS=MediaWiki:Gadget-ProveIt-classic.cssl to activate the classic version.


If you found a bug or would like to request a feature, you can do so in the talk page.

Please visit the documentation page at Commons for more info and the list of contributors.


This user simplifies Wikipedia referencing with ProveIt.

If you find the gadget useful and would like to help spread it, you can add the ProveIt userbox to your user page with the {{User ProveIt}}. Doing so will also add you to the Category:Wikipedians who use ProveIt.