Template:Cite check section

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Place this template at the top of the article or section tagged.

The simplest way to add this template to an article is to copy and paste {{Cite check section|date=October 2019}} at the top of the article.

This template will categorise tagged articles into Category:All articles lacking reliable references and either Category:Articles lacking reliable references or a monthly category like Category:Articles lacking reliable references from October 2019, if a date is supplied.


This template alerts readers that citations in article's section may be inappropriate or misinterpreted. Examples include quotations taken out of context and false assertions about a source's facts or conclusions, or false page numbers included.

When using this template the text should have:

  • Citations in footnote, Harvard referencing, or some other standard format.
  • Multiple citations (or one key citation) that an editor tried to verify and found that the article passage misstated or misconstrued the original source's content.

Please try to improve the article or make a good faith attempt to verify the citations in question before adding this template, and discuss the matter on the talk page. If only one citation is problematic, or there is a desire to tag particular citations, consider using {{Verify source}} or {{Failed verification}} instead.

Articles that merely lack references or have POV problems should be flagged with some other template.

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