Wikipedia:Article wizard/Referencing

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Referencing
Your article will be rejected, unless you reference it properly. Remember to put the references next to the material you're citing.
For example:

Before referencing:
Bizco is the largest supplier of corndogs.

After referencing:
Bizco is the largest supplier of corndogs.<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/bizco</ref>

The following are not acceptable references:

  • Blogs
  • Social media
  • The subject's own website
  • Press releases
  • Tabloid journalism

Acceptable sources can be either online, like The New York Times, or offline, like magazines or books. More detail on how to cite different types of materials can be found at the introduction to referencing guide.
For further information, please visit our guide on notability