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Frequently, people want to know how they should cite Wikipedia in other works.
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Frequently, people want to know how they should cite OrthodoxWiki in other works.
  
:''As with any source, especially those of unknown authorship, you should be wary and independently verify the accuracy of Wikipedia information if possible; see also our [[Wikipedia:General disclaimer|General Disclaimer]] page.''
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:''As with any source, especially those of unknown authorship, you should be wary and independently verify the accuracy of OrthodoxWiki information if possible; see also our [[OrthodoxWiki:General disclaimer|General disclaimer]] page.''
  
[[Wiki]] is an unusual form of media, and as such doesn't conform well to the usual book citation formats. [[m:wiki is not paper|Wiki is not paper]], so you will need to use an electronic format instead.  The exact citation format will depend upon the citation style guide that you are following, but here are a few general principles to consider:
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A [[Wikipedia:Wiki|Wiki]] is an unusual form of media, and as such doesn't conform well to the usual book citation formats. A Wiki is not paper, so you will need to use an electronic format instead.  The exact citation format will depend upon the citation style guide that you are following, but here are a few general principles to consider:
  
* You should ''not'' cite any particular author or authors for a Wikipedia article, in general.  Wikipedia is collaboratively written.  However, if you do need to find the list of authors of a particular article, you can check the [[Help:Page history|Page history]].
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* You should ''not'' cite any particular author or authors for a OrthodoxWiki article, in general.  OrthodoxWiki is collaboratively written.  However, if you do need to find the list of authors of a particular article, you can check the [[Help:Page history|Page history]].
  
* Your citation should normally list both the article title and ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', much as you would for an article in a paper publication.
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* Your citation should normally list both the article title and ''OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia'', much as you would for an article in a paper publication.
  
* The citation should normally include the ''full date and time'' of the article revision you are using, since the page may well change radically between you viewing it and somebody following your reference. This can be found by clicking the ''Page history'' link at the left and looking at the time of the topmost revision (times are in [[Coordinated Universal Time]], or UTC, unless you have logged in and entered an offset in your preferences).  
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* The citation should normally include the ''full date and time'' of the article revision you are using, since the page may well change radically between you viewing it and somebody following your reference. This can be found by clicking the ''Page history'' link at the left and looking at the time of the topmost revision (times are in [[Wikipedia:Coordinated Universal Time|Coordinated Universal Time]], or UTC, unless you have logged in and entered an offset in your preferences).  
  
* Most citation styles will likely require the full article URL. If greater brevity is desired, however, you may optionally include just the Wikipedia URL (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/ for an English article) since the article URL can be inferred from the article title.
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* Most citation styles will likely require the full article URL. If greater brevity is desired, however, you may optionally include just the OrthodoxWiki URL (e.g. '''<nowiki>http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/</nowiki>''' for an English article) since the article URL can be inferred from the article title.
  
 
* Many citation styles also request the date on which you retrieved the page. However, we suggest omitting this if your style guide allows since the inclusion of the revision date (above) makes the retrieval date unimportant.
 
* Many citation styles also request the date on which you retrieved the page. However, we suggest omitting this if your style guide allows since the inclusion of the revision date (above) makes the retrieval date unimportant.
  
* Each Wikipedia article should normally be a separate citation.
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* Each OrthodoxWiki article should normally be a separate citation.
  
==Examples==
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== Examples ==
The following examples assume you are citing the Wikipedia article on [[Plagiarism]], using the version that was submitted on July 22, 2004, at 10:55 [[UTC]] (see the page '''history''' for this information), and that you accessed the article through the [[World Wide Web]] on August 10, 2004.
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===APA style===
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The following examples assume you are citing the OrthodoxWiki article on [[Baptism]], using the version that was submitted on June 24, 2005, at 12:28 [[Wikipedia:UTC|UTC]] (see the page '''history''' for this information), and that you accessed the article through the [[Wikipedia:World Wide Web|World Wide Web]] on July 28, 2005.
Citation in [[APA style]], as recommended by the [[American Psychological Association]]:
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* Plagiarism (2004, July 22). ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia''. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from <nowiki>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism</nowiki>. [http://www.apastyle.org/elecsource.html]
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===MLA style===
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=== APA style ===
Citation in [[MLA style]], as recommended by the [[Modern Language Association]]:
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* "Plagiarism." ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia''. 22 Jul 2004, 10:55 UTC. 10 Aug 2004 <nowiki><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism></nowiki>.
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Citation in [[Wikipedia:APA style|APA style]], as recommended by the [[Wikipedia:American Psychological Association|American Psychological Association]]:
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* Baptism (2005, June 24). ''OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia''. Retrieved July 28, 2005, from <nowiki>http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism</nowiki>. [http://www.apastyle.org/elecsource.html]
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=== MLA style ===
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Citation in [[Wikipedia:MLA style|MLA style]], as recommended by the [[Wikipedia:Modern Language Association|Modern Language Association]]:
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* "Baptism." ''OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia''. 24 Jun 2005, 12:28 UTC. 28 Jul 2005 <nowiki><http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism></nowiki>.
  
 
Note that MLA style calls for both the date of publication (or its latest update) and the date on which the information was retrieved.
 
Note that MLA style calls for both the date of publication (or its latest update) and the date on which the information was retrieved.
  
===MHRA style===
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=== MHRA style ===
Citation in [[MHRA Style Guide|MHRA style]], as recommended by the [[Modern Humanities Research Association]]:
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* Wikipedia contributors, 'Plagiarism', ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', 22 July 2004, 10:55 UTC, <nowiki><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism></nowiki> [accessed 10 August 2004]
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===Chicago style===
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Citation in [[Wikipedia:MHRA Style Guide|MHRA style]], as recommended by the [[Wikipedia:Modern Humanities Research Association|Modern Humanities Research Association]]:
Citation in [[The Chicago Manual of Style|Chicago style]]:
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*OrthodoxWiki contributors, 'Baptism', ''OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia'', 24 June 2005, 12:28 UTC, <nowiki><http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism></nowiki> [accessed 28 July 2005]
*Wikipedia contributors, "Plagiarism," ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', <nowiki>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism</nowiki> (accessed August 10, 2004).
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=== Chicago style ===
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Citation in [[Wikipedia:The Chicago Manual of Style|Chicago style]]:
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*OrthodoxWiki contributors, "Baptism," ''OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia'', <nowiki>http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism</nowiki> (accessed July 28, 2005).
  
 
Note that the ''Chicago Manual of Style'' states that "Well-known reference books, such as major dictionaries and encyclopedias, are normally cited in notes rather than bibliographies."
 
Note that the ''Chicago Manual of Style'' states that "Well-known reference books, such as major dictionaries and encyclopedias, are normally cited in notes rather than bibliographies."
  
===CBE/CSE Style===
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=== CBE/CSE Style ===
Citation in [[Council of Science Editors|CBE/CSE style]], as recommended by the [[Council of Science Editors]]:
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*Wikipedia contributors.  Plagiarism [Internet].  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; 2004 Jul 22, 10:55 UTC [cited 2004 Aug 10].  Available from: <nowiki>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism.</nowiki>
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Citation in [[Wikipedia:Council of Science Editors|CBE/CSE style]], as recommended by the [[Wikipedia:Council of Science Editors|Council of Science Editors]]:
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*OrthodoxWiki contributors.  Baptism [Internet].  OrthodoxWiki, the Orthodox open encyclopedia; 2005 Jun 24, 12:28 UTC [cited 2005 Jul 28].  Available from: <nowiki>http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism.</nowiki>
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=== BibTeX entry ===
  
===BibTeX-Entry===
 
 
   @misc{ wiki:xxx,
 
   @misc{ wiki:xxx,
     author = "Wikipedia{,} the free encyclopedia",
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     author = "OrthodoxWiki",
     title = "Citing {W}ikipedia (URL_HERE)",
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     title = "Baptism --- OrthodoxWiki{,} the Orthodox open encyclopedia",
 
     year = "2005",
 
     year = "2005",
     url = "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Citing_Wikipedia"
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     url = "<nowiki>http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism</nowiki>",
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    note = "[Online; accessed 28-July-2005]"
 
   }
 
   }
  
==See also==
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When using the TeX package url (<code>\usepackage{url}</code> somewhere in the preamble) which tends to give much more nicely formatted web addresses, the following may preferred:
*The original article at [[wikipedia:Citing_Wikipedia]].
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  @misc{ wiki:xxx,
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    author = "OrthodoxWiki",
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    title = "Baptism --- OrthodoxWiki{,} the Orthodox open encyclopedia",
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    year = "2005",
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    url = "'''\url{'''<nowiki>http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism</nowiki>'''}'''",
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    note = "[Online; accessed 28-July-2005]"
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  }
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== See also ==
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*[[OrthodoxWiki:Community Portal#OrthodoxWiki Images and Link buttons|OrthodoxWiki Images and Link buttons]] for linking to the OrthodoxWik
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== External Links ==
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*[[Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia]].
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*[[Wikipedia:MediaWiki_feature_request_and_bug_report_discussion#.22Citing_Wikipedia.22_link.2C_or_Citation_Box.2C_on_every_page |Wikipedia:A suggestion for citations on every page, with models]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Cite sources]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Cite sources]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia Turabian-style]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia Turabian-style]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Researching with Wikipedia]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Researching with Wikipedia]]
  
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Latest revision as of 15:36, November 23, 2005

Frequently, people want to know how they should cite OrthodoxWiki in other works.

As with any source, especially those of unknown authorship, you should be wary and independently verify the accuracy of OrthodoxWiki information if possible; see also our General disclaimer page.

A Wiki is an unusual form of media, and as such doesn't conform well to the usual book citation formats. A Wiki is not paper, so you will need to use an electronic format instead. The exact citation format will depend upon the citation style guide that you are following, but here are a few general principles to consider:

  • You should not cite any particular author or authors for a OrthodoxWiki article, in general. OrthodoxWiki is collaboratively written. However, if you do need to find the list of authors of a particular article, you can check the Page history.
  • Your citation should normally list both the article title and OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia, much as you would for an article in a paper publication.
  • The citation should normally include the full date and time of the article revision you are using, since the page may well change radically between you viewing it and somebody following your reference. This can be found by clicking the Page history link at the left and looking at the time of the topmost revision (times are in Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC, unless you have logged in and entered an offset in your preferences).
  • Most citation styles will likely require the full article URL. If greater brevity is desired, however, you may optionally include just the OrthodoxWiki URL (e.g. http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/ for an English article) since the article URL can be inferred from the article title.
  • Many citation styles also request the date on which you retrieved the page. However, we suggest omitting this if your style guide allows since the inclusion of the revision date (above) makes the retrieval date unimportant.
  • Each OrthodoxWiki article should normally be a separate citation.

Contents

Examples

The following examples assume you are citing the OrthodoxWiki article on Baptism, using the version that was submitted on June 24, 2005, at 12:28 UTC (see the page history for this information), and that you accessed the article through the World Wide Web on July 28, 2005.

APA style

Citation in APA style, as recommended by the American Psychological Association:

  • Baptism (2005, June 24). OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 28, 2005, from http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism. [1]

MLA style

Citation in MLA style, as recommended by the Modern Language Association:

  • "Baptism." OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia. 24 Jun 2005, 12:28 UTC. 28 Jul 2005 <http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism>.

Note that MLA style calls for both the date of publication (or its latest update) and the date on which the information was retrieved.

MHRA style

Citation in MHRA style, as recommended by the Modern Humanities Research Association:

  • OrthodoxWiki contributors, 'Baptism', OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia, 24 June 2005, 12:28 UTC, <http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism> [accessed 28 July 2005]

Chicago style

Citation in Chicago style:

  • OrthodoxWiki contributors, "Baptism," OrthodoxWiki: The Orthodox Open Encyclopedia, http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism (accessed July 28, 2005).

Note that the Chicago Manual of Style states that "Well-known reference books, such as major dictionaries and encyclopedias, are normally cited in notes rather than bibliographies."

CBE/CSE Style

Citation in CBE/CSE style, as recommended by the Council of Science Editors:

  • OrthodoxWiki contributors. Baptism [Internet]. OrthodoxWiki, the Orthodox open encyclopedia; 2005 Jun 24, 12:28 UTC [cited 2005 Jul 28]. Available from: http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism.

BibTeX entry

 @misc{ wiki:xxx,
   author = "OrthodoxWiki",
   title = "Baptism --- OrthodoxWiki{,} the Orthodox open encyclopedia",
   year = "2005",
   url = "http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism",
   note = "[Online; accessed 28-July-2005]"
 }

When using the TeX package url (\usepackage{url} somewhere in the preamble) which tends to give much more nicely formatted web addresses, the following may preferred:

 @misc{ wiki:xxx,
   author = "OrthodoxWiki",
   title = "Baptism --- OrthodoxWiki{,} the Orthodox open encyclopedia",
   year = "2005",
   url = "\url{http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism}",
   note = "[Online; accessed 28-July-2005]"
 }

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