We use 2 markup rules: cite is inline markup for referencing a citation; and bib is block markup for defining citations. They work like this.
An author can use various options to modify each rule. See:
References for User Guide
(edit)Rankin, John. www.wikipublisher.org/wiki/index.php?n=Bibliographies.UserGuide (this page, accessed on 17 November 2006.)