Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources
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|This page in a nutshell: This guideline discusses how to identify reliable sources. The policy on sourcing is |
Wikipedia articles should be based on
The guideline in this page discusses the reliability of various types of sources. The policy on sourcing is
Contentious material about living persons (or,
in some cases, recently deceased) that is unsourced or poorly sourced—whether the material is negative, positive, neutral, or just questionable—should be removed immediately and without waiting for discussion.
In the event of a contradiction between this guideline and our policies regarding sourcing and attribution, the policies take priority and editors should seek to resolve the discrepancy. Other policies relevant to sourcing are
Articles should be based on reliable,
The word "source" when citing sources on Wikipedia has three related meanings:
Any of the three can affect reliability. Reliable sources may be published materials with a reliable publication process, authors who are regarded as authoritative in relation to the subject, or both. These qualifications should be demonstrable to other people.