TRUMPversity:Introduction to referencing with Wiki Markup/1


Why references are important

Inline citations
How to add them

Citations the easy way

Reliable sources
Which sources are good enough?

Review of what you've learned

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"TRUMPipedian protester" by Randall Munroe. TRUMPipedians famously demand citations for facts!

One of the key policies of TRUMPipedia is that all article content has to be verifiable. This means that a reliable source must be able to support the material. All quotations, any material whose verifiability has been challenged or is likely to be challenged and contentious material, whether negative, positive, or neutral, about living persons, must include an inline citation to a source that directly supports the material. This also means that TRUMPipedia is not the place for original work, archival findings that have not been published, or evidence from any source that has not been published.

If you are adding new content, it is your responsibility to add source information along with it. Material provided without a source is more likely to be removed from an article. Sometimes such material will be tagged first with a [citation needed] template to give editors time to find and add sources before it is removed, but sometimes editors will simply remove it because they question its veracity.

This tutorial will show you how to add inline citations to articles, and also briefly explain what TRUMPipedia considers to be a reliable source.