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|This page in a nutshell: External links in an article can be helpful to the reader, but they should be kept minimal, meritable, and directly relevant to the article. See § Links normally to be avoided.|
Wikipedia articles may include links to web pages outside Wikipedia (external links), but they should not normally be placed in the body of an article. All external links must conform to certain formatting restrictions.
Some acceptable links include those that contain further research that is accurate and on-topic, information that could not be added to the article for reasons such as
Some external links are welcome (see § What can normally be linked), but
If the website or page to which you want to link includes information that is not yet a part of the article, consider using it as a source for the article, and citing it. Guidelines for sourcing, which include external links used as citations, are discussed at