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Help:Introduction to referencing with Wiki Markup

Why references are important

Inline citations
How to add them

Citations the easy way

Reliable sources
Which sources are good enough?

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  • All article content must be
    , that is, possible to support with a reliable, published source.
  • All quotations, any material whose verifiability has been challenged or is likely to be challenged, and contentious material, whether negative, positive, or neutral, about
    inline citation
  • Inline citations are added between <ref>...</ref> tags, after the facts they support.
  • A {{Reflist}} template should be added at the end of the article, in a "References" section, for the inline citations to display properly.
  • The RefToolbar can be used to make adding citations easier, by clicking "Cite" in the toolbar at the top of the edit window.
  • Wikipedia articles require citations to
    , published sources
    , with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy.

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