Wikipedia talk:Offline sources

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Comments from User:Ruhrfisch[edit]

  • Would this read better? "Wikipedia's Reliable sources guideline states that articles should be sourced with reliable, third-party, published sources." (piped the link and took out the "and")
  • In the second paragraph, I would mention that some books and other resources are only completely available offline - for example Google Books has limited preview or snippet view (so it is nowhere near the whole book) and journal articles might only be available online in abstract form. In both cases, the offline source must be consulted to make sure the information is complete / correct. I also have looked at the print version of a book to make sure the online version's OCR and other typos really were typos and to check capitalization in a quote (Meginness' late 19th century history of Lycoming County for the White Deer Hole Creek article).
  • Typo? Missing word? Sometimes a source was once online, but not [now?] is offline because of link rot.
  • Cite templates are not required (the information is) so First, use a fully-filled out citation template, like {{Cite book}} or {{Cite news}}. should be something like Make sure to provide full bibliographic information, often by using a fully-filled out citation template, like {{Cite book}} or {{Cite news}}.

Otherwise looks pretty good to me. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 19:41, 16 November 2009 (UTC) Moved from User talk:Blargh29.--Blargh29 (talk) 02:02, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Appearance in Signpost[edit]

This essay appeared in the November 16, 2009 version of the Wikipedia Signpost, available at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-11-16/News and notes.--Blargh29 (talk) 21:33, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Offline newspapers[edit]

Hi, can we use offline non-English local newspapers as sources providing their scans? --S Q 14:58, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Provided they're reliable, reputable, and established newspapers, I don't see why not. -- œ 09:24, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
If it is reliable, reputed, and established, it's most likely to have an online edition. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 17:58, 4 March 2012 (UTC)