Training modules/dashboard/slides/12805-references-adams

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Every statement requires a reference so readers can see where that information came from.

Finally, there are references. References are a key part of creating reliable information on Wikidata. Without references, it's impossible to evaluate the quality or accuracy of the information on Wikidata.

You may notice that the value has a Q number of its own. That isn't always the case; many values are simply numbers or text. But when the value is a thing (in this case, a college at Cambridge), it needs to be a Wikidata item itself.

What happens if the item doesn't exist? In that case, you'll need to create it.