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This is an excellent answer. I would add only one point - any encyclopedia should be used as background information on a topic, and not for information essential to your thesis. For that go to original (or scholarly secondary) sources.
Thank you very much for your in-depth answer. Those are useful tips and I'll use them in choosing a reference as a source of information.
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Joan Whetzel says
Hello joanwz. We hope that people who contribute or edit the content of Wikipedia are all because of their concern on its improvement and have relevant capabilities or expertise in doing that. Thank you very much for your valuable answer.
Yes, It's a good idea to always back up with information from other sources.
Thank you for answer, Suzettenaples.
Jamie Brock says
Hi Jamie Brock. Thank you for your help. I agree with your idea that we should consider other sources too, specially for technical and scientific information.
Rod Martin Jr says
Thank you very much Ione77star, for you explanation which gives me more clarity on using it as a source of information.
Hi rjsadowski. I share the same idea that Wikipedia's constant changing can be good in making it always up-to-date despite no guarantee about the contributor's quality. So, it's important to have other alternative reference.