I have recently asked what is essentially a reference request question (there is a single yes/no question at the end). I know how important it is to accept a correct answer when it is provided, but I am not sure what it means to provide a correct answer to a reference request. There are a couple of things which I am unclear on:
- There could be several different answers, each with a different reference that may be equally suited to the request. Is any one 'more correct' than any of the others?
- It could be very time consuming to find each of the references (books may not be available at the OP's library, online, etc.) and check their validity. Is this expected of the OP before accepting an answer?
Any advice or guidelines would be very much appreciated.