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How to cite a passage in The Lord of the Rings

Do we have (or need) a preferred way of citing a passage in The Lord of the Rings books? Consider that the structure of this work is a little unusual. It consists of six books (plus the Appendices ...
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Time for a clear consensus on Wookieepedia

It seems to be widely accepted that Wookieepedia is not an acceptable primary source of information, but I think it would be helpful to have a go-to verdict that says so for easy reference. What is ...
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Clarification on rollback regarding black lightsabers?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/55396/23243 Not complaining, just curious as to whether I erred in adding Wookiepedia citations to a too-brief answer given my edit got rolled back before the ...
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Should posting actual references that were mentioned in a prior answer be an edit or a new answer?

Situation: Question already has an old answer, in the form: {Wikia X} says that {XYZ fact} is true, based on {ABC detail} in {QWE} source. For example: According to Wookiepedia, this name is ...
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Is there a citation convention for this site?

The answers for certain book-related questions on this site often lack citations for the original source. I want to improve that in my answers. Is there a convention already established for what info ...
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Links to illustrate questions that point to non-english websites?

I'm not really sure about this, but the main language of this site seems to be english (I'm not a native speaker myself). I've just posted a question regarding alleged english translations of a german ...
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What is the convention for linking to books?

I've seen links to Amazon, ISFDB, Wikipedia, author's websites and publisher's websites. Is there a community preference or convention for linking to books?