How do I cite Wikipedia?
Thank you for your question on how to cite Wikipedia entries.
If you instructor will accept Wikipedia entries as credible research, (please be aware that many do not accept Wikipedia as a source) then you would treat it as an unsigned, online encyclopedia entry. Visit Baker's APA Help guide, to see a section for encyclopedia articles.
As Wikipedia entries do not have official authors, then you would refer to the "unsigned" section. This means that your citation begins with the name of the entry. Date comes next, but for this website they recommend no date (n.d.). Last, write In Wikipedia and retrieved from website URL.
Plagiarism. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism
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