Wikipedia is an invaluable part of every researcher's process. More references make Wikipedia a better reference tool.Thanks for joining us! Your goal today is to add one reference to Wikipedia!
Wikipedia articles operate on an assumption of "Verifiability". Every statement in an article should be "verifiable" in a footnoted source. By adding a footnote to a reliable source in any Wikipedia article, you help Wikipedia readers worldwide.
When adding a reference, please include the hashtag #1Lib1Ref in the edit summary so that we can track participation.
What makes a source good to add as a reference in Wikipedia?
- Published: in a source with a reputation for editorial quality, and peer-reviewed if possible.
- Reliable: it's a source you'd point a patron to if they wanted to know more.
- Supports the text: the source should back up what is stated. If it doesn't, but is a good general resource for the topic (such as a specialty encyclopedia), consider adding the source to a "further reading" section.
Though Wikipedia favors open-access or publicly available sources, this is not a requirement: using appropriate offline, rare, or hard to access sources might be the best option.
Note: If you can't find any supporting source for a claim, remove the claim from the article and add a note to the article's Talk page about what you removed and your research. Here's more information about Talk pages.