You might be able to search for your interest areas using Google --- add 'site:wikipedia.org' without the apostrophes to limit the results.
The short answer is: Yes. Inline references to support the text of an article give source information and prove the text is not 'Original Research' (see WP:OR). External links are of limited use ... see WP:EL.
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- Hi Fred! So glad you stopped by the Teahouse, welcome! Looks like, based on your profile, you'll be a great Wikipedian =) Stop by the Teahouse to lend a hand or ask a question anytime. See you there! Sarah (talk) 21:21, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
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A pie for you!
|Hi Fred! I wanted to say hi and congratulations on all your awesome edits you are making. Makes me super happy to see a new editor like yourself find your niche so quickly. Feel free to ping us at the Teahouse if you need anything. Enjoy this freshly baked wiki-pie!! Sarah (talk) 05:01, 21 March 2012 (UTC)|
A barnstar for you!
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|I, Sarah, hereby award you, Fred, with the Minor Barnstar for your great efforts at de-orphaning articles, among other small but valuable tasks. Thanks so much and keep up the awesome work! Sarah (talk) 21:47, 2 April 2012 (UTC)|
Hello Fred Pendleton. Thanks for your efforts at de-orphaning articles. However when doing so, please take care to ensure that articles that you are wikilinking do actually have a connection in real life. Things having the same name is not an assurance of this. For example, I have had to remove all the links you added in order to de-orphanise Abbott Street, as the article subjects have no real-life connection and the linking would merely have baffled readers. Thanks. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 07:02, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for the help, PaleCloudedWhite. I should've taken into account that "Abbott Street" can point to a number of places. In any case, thanks for the feedback, and I won't make the same mistake again. Cheers! Fred.Pendleton (talk) 01:53, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
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I've noticed you added a lot of references to articles recently besides de-orphaning them, so I thought you might like to join our wikiproject! Just one quick note: make sure your references are reliable and are not based off of Wikipedia. There are a lot of websites out there that copy articles from Wikipedia, but we can't cite those. That's why I had to remove your reference to James A.C. Brown because the Trueknowledge website cites Wikipedia as a source. Otherwise, keep up the good work! Altamel (talk) 01:40, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
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