Answered By: Carrie Tannehill
Last Updated: May 23, 2016     Views: 98

Wikipedia is not usually considered a good source for academic papers. It it not a scholarly source and not always reliable. However, there may be a time where it is appropriate. 

Here's the general form for citing a Wikipedia entry:

Title of entry. (year, Month day). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://www.entirewebaddress.com

Here's an example:

Whistler, British Columbia. (2013, September 23). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whistler,_BritishColumbia

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