How reliable is Wikipedia for a historian?

Answer Wikipedia is a tertiary level encyclopaedia. As such its articles are a summary of information published in other reliable sources. As a historian you could use Wikipedia as a general introduction ... Read More »

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Wikipedia... is it reliable?

She was given that message likely because she wasn't logged in. Each page has a set security level. If it's open (no security), anyone can edit, account or not. Some pages may be locked, however. W... Read More »

Is wikipedia reliable?

It's pretty reliable as a source of "teh dramahz". Otherwise, not so much.

Wikipedia; reliable or not Why?

Most of the articles are reliable most of the time. Some as somewhat incomplete, or if they concern controversial issues may be biased. The reason they are reliable is that anyone can edit any arti... Read More »

Is Wikipedia reliable enough?

No, it's not. In fact, if your goal is to aggravate some of the older professors, then the mere mention of Wikipedia is enough to accomplish that in spades. All the time they spent lecturing you, a... Read More »