Why do alot of college professors discourage using wikipedia?

Answer too old fashioned

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My college professors say that Wikipedia is not reliable. But I find it to be a wealth of info. Why don't they?

Well, the issue here is what exactly is "reliable". You have to ask yourself whether you can trust Wikipedia. Studies have shown that on the whole, things you find on Wikipedia are usually true. Bu... Read More »

Do alot of people edit and mess up articles alot on Wikipedia or is it pretty safe to look up info?

Wikipedia is substantially messed up.Over on Wikipedia, I see a diversionary ploy that is gaining strength. Users of the largest encyclopedia are cautioned by Wikipedia proponents not to believe ev... Read More »

Wikipedia is crap I heard alot of teachers say, and alot won't accept it as a source, has anyone noticed this?

That's interesting because some university academics have no problem citing Wikipedia in their publications.

Why don't English professors accept citations from Wikipedia?

They have several objections, some more valid than others. I'd rank the top objections thus:1. There is no way to check credentials on Wikipedia. You can claim to have advanced degrees in theology ... Read More »