ISBN (identifier)

Summary

  • From a citation identifier: This is a redirect from a unique (alpha-)numerical identifier (like an ISBN) to an article discussing that particular class of identifiers in mainspace. By convention the redirect must include the parenthetical disambiguator "(identifier)". Its purpose is to avoid clutter in "What links here" of the target article and to improve reverse lookup of articles containing references to individual manifestations of this particular class of identifiers (typically linked to through templates (of the various {{citation}}, {{catalog lookup link}}, {{infobox}}, {{authority control}} and similar types) but it can also be used directly in piped links naming such manifestations), so that all mentionings of this class of identifier can be found in articles more easily. Do not use this redirect for "normal" links to the target page.
  • From a book: This is a redirect from a book title to a more general, relevant article, such as the author or publisher of the book or to its title in an alternative language.
    • Books should only have an individual article when they meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines and there is enough material to warrant a detailed article.
  • To a related topic: This is a redirect to an article about a similar topic.
    • Redirects from related topics are different than redirects from related words, because a related topic is more likely to warrant a full and detailed description in the target article. If this redirect's subject is notable, then also tag it with {{R with possibilities}} and {{R printworthy}}.