Wikipedia:Help with sources

Articles need important coverage

in reliable sources

that are independent of the subject.


References that are about the subject – at least one paragraph, but it is better to have more. They should not be catalogues, directory listings, or just anything that happens to have the name in it. Several sources – not just one. It must be notable.

Reliable sourcesEdit

Something that is generally trusted to tell the truth. Examples are a major newspaper, a book that is factual, or a popular magazine or journal which is known for its accuracy. Blogs, MySpace, Facebook, forum/Usenet posts, fansites, or Twitter are not acceptable. It must be verifiable.


Nothing written by the subject, paid for or linked with the subject. It should not be their website, a press-release or a primary source.