Wikipedia is an anonymous encyclopedia that should used with CAUTION. It is NOT as CREDIBLE as other academic sources available through the library. Only use Wikipedia if: (1) You need a quick fact or simple piece of information; and (2) Your instructor has approved of its use in assignments.
Find more reliable information in these databases:
Title of entry in sentence case. (Date of publication or "n.d." if unclear). Retrieved current date of access, from http://website.com/full
Scientific method. (n.d.). Retrieved November 21, 2014 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method
For more help citing websites, see this chart from the official APA website.
There are two options for citing this source in-text:
1) Name of organization, date of publication (or n.d. if unclear), and page number(s) are placed in brackets at the end of the sentence. When there are no page numbers, refer to the paragraph number or heading within the text
("Scientific method", n.d., "Classical model").
2) Alternatively, the citation may be integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative. If lengthy, abbreviate the organization or group name:
According to Wikipedia (n.d.), Aristotle established three forms of scientific inquiry: abductive, deductive, and inductive ("Scientific method","Classical model").
APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the
Citation elements in correct order:
|Title of wiki entry: Scientific Method|
|Publication date: n.d.|
|Retrieval date: November 21, 2014|
Original web page: