Wikipedia Entry References
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Oil painting. (2019, December 8). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oil_painting&oldid=929802398
- Parenthetical citation: (“Oil Painting,” 2019)
- Narrative citation: “Oil Painting” (2019)
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