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Do you show links to resources you used when you write an article?
How important is this element to your article's credibility?
Sometimes. I usually provide backlinks in my article to the site where I got the information. I use a resource list if I quote word for word, or if my wording could be considered plagerism.
I do if I am quoting specific numbers or quotes. I will also provide backlinks when appropriate. Often I just name the Source and let people look it up for themselves. Often, a source you use will provide many bits of information, that are not all in a row. Therefore, providing a link is useless. Naming the source, without the link, will allow the readers the opportunity to check it out. For instance, if I am quoting a federal statute, I will give the link to the proper citation. If I am just talking about federal law, I might just say multiple editions of the federal register or whatever.
I sometimes include at the end of the article a section "More Resources" or "Further Reading", with links to quality articles I know of that speak more on the subject, even if I didn't "quote" it in my own article. I don't see anything wrong with directing interested people in the right direction. If appropriate, I will also have links to my other hubs on the subject.
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