Help:Citation Style 2

You are not required to use CS2 or any other citation template. As of October 2016, states:

Editors should not attempt to change an article's established citation style merely on the grounds of personal preference, to make it match other articles, or without first seeking consensus for the change.

Citation Style 2 differs from Citation Style 1 in these specific style characteristics:

When a source does not have a publication date, use |date=n.d. or |date=nd

Shortened footnotes and parenthetical referencing may create links that will jump to an anchor created by the CS2 template. Anchors are always created but may be modified by use of |ref=. The standard is formatted as CITEREFauthorslastnameyear. For example: