Q. How do I reference a Wikipedia article (APA 7th edition)?

Answer

Reference:

Title of article in sentence case. (Year, Month, Day article was updated). In Wikipedia. URL of archived revision of the article on the chosen date

Example

Video game. (2019, October 29), In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Video_game&oldid=923638998

In-text citation:

("Article title," year, para. #)

Example

("Video games," 2019, para. 3)

Tips

  • Wikipedia is often considered to not be a scholarly source. Check with your instructor to make sure that you are allowed to reference Wikipedia for your assignment
  • In order to obtain the link to a specific revision of a Wikipedia article, click on the View history link near the top of the page, then click on the date you want to reference. Be sure that the date given in your reference and the revision date you have linked to match
  • For more tips and examples on referencing in APA format, visit the APA Style website
  • For more information on creating in-text citations, visit the APA Style website's page on citations

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  • Last Updated Nov 07, 2019
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  • Answered By Ethan Allard

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