Citing Articles from Wikipedia
Use the following format for APA style:
"Page Title." Date of Access.
"Cosmic View." 31 March 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_View
Use the following format for MLA style:
Page Title. Wikipedia. Retrieved Date, from: URL
Cosmic View. Wikipedia. Retrieved March 31, 2010, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_View
NOTE: Italicize the word "Wikipedia."
Use the following format for Chicago style:
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. s.v. "Page Title." URL (accessed Date).
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. s.v. "Cosmic View." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_View (accessed March 31, 2010).
Citing Articles for Wikipedia
Load the Wikipedia page to which you want to add a citation.
Click "Edit This Page" at the top of the screen.
To add a General Reference (not specifically quoted, but used to provide background information), add the following to the bottom of the page:
== References == *[Author Last Name], [Author First Name]. ''[Title of Piece]'', [Publisher Name].
The marks around Title of Piece are two single quotes (' '), not one double quote mark. Do not include the brackets.
== References == *Miller, E (2005). ''The Sun'', Academic Press.
To add a specific citation, insert the following exactly where you want the footnote to appear:
The marks around Title of Piece are two single quotes ('), not one double quote mark. Do not include the brackets.