User talk:Chippy87

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Chippy87, good luck, and have fun. --–Temporal User (Talk) 10:32, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Brief intro to reliable sources[edit]

I haven't edited Gun politics in the United States yet, so I'm unfamiliar with specific sources. I'll give you some general pointers though. I'd start with news articles if you're looking for reliable sources. However, not all news sources are reliable (e.g. National Enquirer). I'd stick with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, AP. I'd stay away from the US TV networks, which tend to be more controversial. For an overview, I'd use books by respected authors (like journalists or academics) that have extensive sources (usually in the form of a long works cited section). Books published by universities are often reliable. In the same vein, academic articles published in peer reviewed journals are a good source of further, more intricate details. For examples of reliable sources, go look at the references section of a featured article with a variety of sources.

If you see some unreliable sources, see if you can replace them with reliable sources that support the info. If you can't find any, just add {{Verify credibility|failed=y}} after the </ref> tag of the unreliable reference.

Temporal User (Talk) 11:41, 16 December 2012 (UTC)