Wikipedia policies require that all information in articles be verifiable; that is, it must attributed to a reliable, published source. In addition, Wikipedia's notability guidelines require that a topic have received significant coverage in reliable secondary sources that are independent of the subject in order to satisfy the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article. Citations to multiple reliable, non-trivial published sources are a must in order for an article to pass the good article and featured article criteria.
Since the goal of Wikiproject Emo is to advance articles to Good and Featured article status, this page is intended to serve as a helpful guide to referencing emo-related articles. It is also intended to serve as a resource for emo-related source material that editors might find helpful in referencing articles.
Policies and guidelines
The following Wikipedia policies and guidelines apply to article referencing and should be read and understood before you attempt to add information or sources to any article:
- Verifiability – Avoid questionable or self-published sources. Exceptional claims require exceptional sources.
- No original research – Don't analyze or synthesize sources to advance a position. Know the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
- Neutral point of view – Consult reputable and authoritative sources. Avoid giving undue weight to trivial or fringe sources.
- Biographies of living persons – Unsourced or poorly sourced contentious material about living persons should be removed immediately. This includes articles about active musical groups. High-quality references are a must in BLP articles.
- Notability – Reliable secondary sources are required to justify a stand-alone article.
- Reliable sources – Articles should be based on reliable, third-party, published sources with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy.
- Citing sources – When and how to cite your sources.
- Citation templates – A variety of templates for citing different types of sources.
- Template:Cite album-notes – A special template for citing album liner notes.
This section is intended to be a resource for emo-related source material that editors might find helpful in referencing articles. Before adding a source to this section, make sure it meets Wikipedia's standards for reliable sources: It must be reliable, published, and have a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy. For an encyclopedia, third-party secondary sources are almost always preferable to primary or tertiary ones.
To add a source, choose the appropriate subheading below and add it to the list with brief description of its contents. Where possible, sources are listed alphabetically by the author's surname. Sources with no author names are placed at the bottom and arranged alphabetically by the name of the source or publisher. Try to use an appropriate citation template to format your source; this makes it much easier for editors to apply the source to citations in articles.
- Azerrad, Michael (2001). Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981–1991. New York: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0316787531.
- Blush, Steven (2001). American Hardcore: A Tribal History. New York: Feral House. ISBN 9780922915712.
- The chapters on the Washington, D.C. scene cover "Revolution Summer" and the post-hardcore impetus that gave birth to Embrace, Rites of Spring, and other first-wave emo acts.
- Greenwald, Andy (2003). Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0312308639.
- A very thorough and detailed history of emo music from the early '80s to 2003. Devotes entire chapters to Rites of Spring, Jawbreaker, Sunny Day Real Estate, Weezer, The Get Up Kids, Texas Is the Reason, Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Vagrant Records, Deep Elm Records, and Drive-Thru Records. Touches on numerous other bands and scenes such as the midwest scene with The Promise Ring, Braid, and Mineral, and the New Jersey scene with Taking Back Sunday, Saves the Day, and Thursday. Also explores the topic of "emo kids" and the relationship between emo and the internet via blogs, online diaries, etc.
Magazines and journals
WikiProject Albums has a handy list of professional review websites, including a list of non-professional review sites to avoid. If you are unsure about an album review source, consult the albums project first as that is their field of expertise.