Wikis are collaborative websites where multiple authors can add to, or edit, the information presented. The authors are usually unidentified and the information on wikis can be unreliable. For these reasons it is a good idea to exercise caution when referencing wikis for academic assignments.
In text citation:
Citing a direct quote from a wiki
It is generally believed that "most grains in limestone are skeletal fragments of marine organisms". ('Limestone', 2013).
Paraphrasing from a wiki
Unlike other rocks limestone is largely formed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms. ('Limestone', 2013).
The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are :|
(i) Title of article (in single quotation marks)
(ii) Year that the site was published/last updated (in round brackets)
(iii) Title of internet site (in italics)
(iv) Available at: URL
(v) (Accessed: date)
This guide uses the UoB-Harvard system. Always consult your unit handbook or tutor to make sure you are using the correct system for the unit. Some subjects use other systems.|
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