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Evaluating Websites: Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

What's wrong with using Wikipedia as a source for my research paper? 

It's an encyclopedia. General encyclopedias are usually not acceptable sources for college level research.

So, as a college student, is it good for anything?

Yes.  Watch the video to find out how Wikipedia can still be helpful.

What About Wikipedia? (3:36)

Using Wikipedia for Academic Research. By Michael Baird and Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP).

     YouTube. YouTube, 21 July 2011. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

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