Is using wikipedia for a source valid on a college research assignment?

Answer No, it's not valid, and some professors are deducting full grades for the mere mention of it or even banning it outright. On a college admissions tour for my nephew, one of the professors told me h... Read More »

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Why isn't Wikipedia a not considered a credible reference source in college research?

Because Wikipedia is a tertiary level source - that is its articles are summaries of what has been published elsewhere. These secondary sources are listed at the bottom of the article page in the r... Read More »

Wikipedia is a great learning tool, but it is not a credible reference source to use for college research?

I agree that is a good starting point for college research and agree that the sources cited within the Wikipedia articles should be considered on a case-by-case base as credible references.I agree ... Read More »

Wikipedia: a valid source?

Not outraged at all. Search engines should off work off relevance, popularity, and how recent an article is. Wikipedia articles meet those criteria quite well.What do you mean by "valid"? If valid ... Read More »

Can Wikipedia become a valid source?

I am going to answer this question as a teacher. When we tell students not to use Wikipedia as a source, it is because it is always changing. A reliable source remains constant. Granted, someone... Read More »