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Reliable sources

The following are sources that are accepted as valid sources to justify your statements, sorted by category. It is by no means an exhaustive list of the accepted sources.



Government statistics


Other sources

The following are sources that are not deemed reliable enough to justify a statement but still are amazingly useful sources, sorted by category. It is by no means an exhaustive list.




  • Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: Canadian economics blog by several Canadian university professors

  • The Tax Protester FAQ: A large collection of debunked pseudo-legal arguments used by so-called 'tax protestors' in court. Sharing much in common with pseudo-science, this body of pseudo-law is often as imaginative as it is absurd.


  • I think a disclaimer should be added for arxiv. They allow many self-published non peer reviewed papers, so it isn't necessarily a reputable source. Mar 21, 2012 at 23:19
  • @SonnyOrdell: That's why arxiv is under "other sources" rather than under reliable sources.
    – Borror0
    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:59
  • @Borror0 Ahh of course, I'm not sure how I missed that. Sorry. Mar 22, 2012 at 23:57
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    What is wrong with google scholar and books - they provide access to scholarly books and peer reviewed atricles Apr 8, 2012 at 2:04
  • Google Scholar contains most scientific publication. I fail to see how it can be classified as "Other sources"
    – Zonata
    Sep 3, 2012 at 6:28
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    Not all that is in google scholar is peer reviewed. Also, google scholar result pages are not sources in themselves.
    – Sklivvz
    Feb 27, 2013 at 16:27
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    I see skeptics.SE isn't listed here...
    – cregox
    Jul 11, 2013 at 11:19

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