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


{{Verify quote|date=January 2022}}

Use this inline template tag to label an ostensibly sourced quotation, to request verification with the original source. This is most often needed when:

  • The quotation is misformatted, ungrammatical, or has other problems that suggest it was not properly transcribed from the original.
  • The quotation may have been edited down or taken out of context to imply something the original author/speaker did not actually mean
  • The quotation looks like it may have been entirely falsified.

If the quotation does seem reliable, but simply lacks proper citations, then use {{Cite quote}} instead. In general, add the {{Verify quote}} template only after a good faith attempt to verify the quotation has already 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 {{Cite quote}} (or {{Citation needed}} for non-quotation material) 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 more 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 quote|date=January 2022}}
  • |type= You may add a type, such as "paraphrase" or "transliteration" in the following format:
{{Verify quote|type=paraphrase}} becomes [verify paraphrase].

Related redirects

(These all redirect to Template:Verify source)

  1. {{Vq}}
  2. {{VQ}}
  3. {{Verify quotation}}

See also

id:Verify source