Help:Reliable resources

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This page in a nutshell: If an article has no reliable sources, MeritBadge.Org should not have an article on it.

Wikipedia articles should use reliable, third-party, published sources. Reliable sources are credible published materials with a reliable publication process; their authors are generally regarded as trustworthy or authoritative in relation to the subject at hand. How reliable a source is depends on context. Sources should directly support the information as it is presented in an article and should be appropriate to the claims made.

We only publish the opinions of reliable sources, not the opinions of Wikipedians.

Who is the real source?

A website used as a source must be from a reliable source. Start checking to verify the "Whois" information.

Use Whois to find out who has registered the website.

If a site blocks their Whois information, this site should most likely should not be used as a source.

If the site gives their Whois information, is this a known, reliable source?

What is the "Contact us" information?

Check the phone number to see who it is listed to using a reverse phone directory.

If this is not a listed, reliable source, it probably should not be used.

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