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Not to be confused with Template:Verify sources.
"Template:Check" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Template:Check mark.

The {{verify source}} template will automatically place tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles needing factual verification.


{{Verify source|date=November 2015}}

Use this inline template tag to label ostensibly sourced text which appears doubtful or false, and to request source verification. If the information is indeed reliable, but lacks proper citations, then use {{Citation needed}} (or {{Cite quote}}, for quotations) instead. In general, add the {{Verify source}} template only after a good faith attempt to verify the information has been made. If the article has broader sourcing problems, a banner template like {{Refimprove}} may be more appropriate.

Regarding unsourced or poorly sourced information:

  1. If it is doubtful but unlikely to be harmful to the whole article, use a template like this to ask for source verification.
  2. If it is doubtful and potentially harmful, move the information to the talk page and ask for a source.
  3. If it is very doubtful and very harmful, remove the information immediately, without the need of moving it to the talk page first.
  4. If it is doubtful and potentially harmful with regard to a living person, remove the information immediately, without the need of moving it to the talk page first.
  5. If it is not doubtful, use {{Citation needed}} (or {{Cite quote}}) to request a citation to improve the article's verifiability.

To find all the articles that use this template, please visit What links here. For articles which lack sources, please visit Category:Articles lacking sources.

This template is a self-reference, as it is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content and it should not be substituted.


  • |date= You may append a date to the template in the following format:
{{Verify source|date=November 2015}}
  • |type= You may add a type, such as "reprint" or "archive" in the following format:
{{Verify source|type=reprint}} becomes [reprint verification needed].

Related redirects

(These all redirect to Template:Verify source)

  1. {{Check}}
  2. {{Verification needed}}
  3. {{Verify-inline}}
  4. {{Verifysource}}
  5. {{Vn}}
  6. {{VN}}
  7. {{Vs}}

See also