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Last revision on: 3/22/17

The Looney Tunes Wiki, and its affiliates, are encyclopedia databases, not publishers of original thought. We use material that is attributable to a RELIABLE published source, not whether it is true. The LT Wiki and its affiliates are not places to publish your opinions, experiences, or arguments, except the off-topic forum and comments.

While almost everything on LT Wiki must be attributable, not all material has to be attributed. Editors should provide attribution for quotations and for any material that is challenged or likely to be challenged, using {{Citation needed|date={{{1}}}}} or it may be removed. The burden of evidence lies with the editor wishing to add or retain the material. Should an article not have any RELIABLE sources, then shall the LT wiki not have an article on it.

In addition to attribution, citations are needed when a questionable statement needs sources for verification. It is very important you add this onto questionable statements. Even in schools and universities, citations are a MUST when writing papers. Failure to add citations/sources to a quote or even rewording without crediting is plagiarism. Attribution is not only proving that it is true with citations, but also a form of respect to give sources/citations as credits for writing an article on here. Not crediting the original author while copying their content is known as plagiarism. Copying from Wikipedia, other Wikia wikis, and other wiki databases is not plagiarism as everything here is issued under the Creative Commons 3.0 license.

Reliable Sources vs Unreliable

Of course there are many sources that are considered unreliable. To look for a reliable source, consider these things.

  • Are there photos or videos explaining their information? (intanibase has photos of censored images, so it is considered reliable)
  • If the website is saying something, is there proof like picture, video, news article, etc? Someone can make up a Space Jam upcoming sequel post on Facebook when it could really not be true. In that case, you should not cite it.
  • What kind of website is it? Is it a website to inform? To deliver information? Usually, articles that have a biased nature, sans personal blogs, are not reliable sources.
  • Who wrote the work? Can you search them up on that website? What have they been writing on the website? Example: if the creator of Cartoon Research is writing articles about cartoon research, then it is a reliable source. If you cannot search up the writer, or if the writer is a red flag, such as by the Toonzone staff, we don't know who wrote this, so it is then most likely an unreliable source.
  • Does the article have any references/works cited? Pictures and video shots count as a reference.

Use sources that directly support the material presented in an article and are appropriate to the claims made. The appropriateness of any source depends on the context. The best sources have a professional structure in place for checking or analyzing facts, legal issues, evidence, and arguments. The greater the degree of scrutiny given to these issues, the more reliable the source. Be especially careful when sourcing content related to living people or medicine.

If available, academic and peer-reviewed publications are usually the most reliable sources, such as in history, medicine, and science. However, we do not require these sources be used. You may also include sources from books, journals, and quotes if they are properly cited.

Editors may also use material from reliable non-academic sources, particularly if it appears in respected mainstream publications. Other reliable sources include:

  • University-level textbooks
  • Books published by respected publishing houses
  • Magazines (not biased)
  • Journals
  • Mainstream newspapers (not biased)

Editors may also use electronic media, subject to the same criteria.

Forums and blogs

Forums are where people come to collaborate on certain topics. Forums can considered being reliable sources, if they include:

  • Photos or videos
  • Photos or video clips of an upcoming episode or upcoming event
  • A person from the studio talking about upcoming episodes, progress, adding photos, etc

Blogs are websites where people can talk about what they like, review a title, or give information to people. Blogs are considered reliable if they include:

  • Photos or videos
  • Updated information, blogs that were last updated 20 years ago might not be a reliable source anymore.
  • Insider information, like experts in their fields. Search them up and also search up what they talk about. If it is not true (after you search) and it is meant to mislead people, then it isn't a reliable source.

Images and Videos

Images and videos may be consider citations if they are:

  • a Warner Bros. picture or video
  • not heavily edited (custom borders, custom drawings, memes)

Why You Should Cite Source/Citation

◾To credit a source for providing useful information and to avoid claims of plagiarism.

◾To show that your edit is not original research. (stuff you find in a video doesn't count as original research)

◾To ensure that the content of articles is credible and can be checked by any reader or editor.

◾To help users find additional reliable information on the topic.

◾To improve the overall credibility and authoritative character of the Looney Tunes Wiki.

◾To reduce the likelihood of editorial disputes, or to resolve any that arise.

While we do not ask for an academic citation, we ask that you do NOT use Wikipedia, other wiki databases, or other Wikia projects as a citation for an article. If you need to list their names, add a ==External Links== tab and list them there.

Because LT wiki and all of Wikia is based off of other online and non-online (book, journal) sources, we ask that if you are writing a research paper, that you do not credit us, rather credit the sources we attribute in your article.

Failure to use citations for questionable statements can result in an anvil drop. Please remember to add citations.

Usage

After a statement, type {{Citation needed|date={{{1}}}}}.

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