How do you know if you can trust wikipedia or another resource?

Answer Trust is a fuzzy thing.Generally, you can say you can trust something if it is repeated in another source you trust. (e.g. the New York Times, BBC news). A measure of trustworthyness of sources lik... Read More »

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Is wikipedia a reliable resource?

No, not at all. If you've heard rumors like "Wikipedia once accused a respected journalist of participating in a presidential assassination," "Wikipedia once mixed up American and Canada," "Wikiped... Read More »

How reliable is wikipedia as a resource for info?

Technically it's really unreliable cos anyone can go on and edit the info. But most of the time it's actually correct. probably a good idea to use another website or just briefly check the stuff on... Read More »

Do you consider Wikipedia as a creditable resource to use in writing an academic paper?

An expansive and systematic study of all of the edits made for one calendar quarter (late 2007) on Wikipedia's 100 articles about the hundred U.S. senators showed that the content in those articles... Read More »

Why is Wikipedia considered a questionable resource when it comes to using it as a reference for research?

Wikipedia is what's known as a 'wiki', which means anyone (even you) can edit it. This means two things: 1) It's updated with new information almost immediately after something is reported on in... Read More »