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How to use

This template is used in articles to identify sentences or short passages which have an inline citation but reference insufficient sources. It produces a superscripted notation like the following:

Most people believe in ghosts.[1][better source needed]
1. Random tabloid

You can also include a (non-displayed) |reason= note, to leave a better record for future editors. For example, the following usage might be appropriate to the arguable claim that "Most people believe in ghosts...":

{{Better source|reason=citation is the Ghostbusters company website, there must be more objective sources for this}}

Adding this template to an article places the article into one of a family of categories identifying articles with sourcing issues. To find all such articles, see Category:Wikipedia articles with sourcing issues.

When to use

Use this template to "tag" information or analysis that you believe is insufficiently supported by sources that are lacking in quality, so that other editors can see whether this use is appropriate and/or replace it with references to proper, reliable sources.

When not to use this template

Unsourced or poorly sourced contentious material about living persons should be removed immediately. Do not tag it: remove it. For more information, see the section on poorly sourced contentious material in the Biography of Living Persons policy.

Material which is doubtful and harmful may be removed immediately, rather than tagged. See Unsourced material.

If no citation is given, use the {{Citation needed}} tag instead. If the source given is self-published, use {{Self-published inline}}. If you think the author has a conflict of interest or is otherwise too close to the subject, use {{Third-party-inline}}.

If you have the time and ability to find a better reference, please do so. Then correct the citation yourself, or correct the article text. After all, the ultimate goal is not to merely identify problems, but to fix them.

See also

Inline templates


Whole article

  • {{Unreferenced}} — whole article contains zero references
  • {{third-party}} — whole article contains zero indepdendent/third-party references

Article message box templates

  • {{Unreferenced}}, article/section has no sources/references/citations given at all
  • {{Refimprove}}, article/section has weak or incomplete sources/references/citations
  • {{Citecheck}}, article/section may have inappropriate or misinterpreted citations

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