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Regarding Sources

Does it seem that I have used more sources than necessary? Well, it's true; I have made a conscious effort to use a variety of sources. Here are my reasons for this strategy:

  • It allows me to more readily discover new sources that may come online from time to time.
  • I may avoid a disaster when online websites are moved without leaving a forwarding address, or are simply withdrawn. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
  • I avoid propagating errors. If a particular source has errors, the effect is limited.
  • By comparing different sources, I can more easily spot errors and discrepancies.
  • Some search engines prioritize their results by the number of links there are to the hits. By providing more of these links I am, in a small way, improving the positioning of the sources in search engine results.
  • It is more likely that you, my readers, will have access to at least some of the sources I cite.


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