Do you guys use Wikipedia for research, or do you follow academic research guide

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  1. mainstreetcm profile image58
    mainstreetcmposted 8 years ago

    Do you guys use Wikipedia for research, or do you follow academic research guidelines--which...

    frown upon Wikipedia?

  2. Pollyannalana profile image85
    Pollyannalanaposted 8 years ago

    I have had many put down Wikipedia(college professors especially) but I use it along with other sites, it is best to compare several I think and I like Wikipedia to get me rolling on understanding, then others are easier to understand.

  3. David 470 profile image84
    David 470posted 8 years ago

    I think Wikipedia is very good. It seems to be very accurate i don't even know how it can hold so much information.  Even less popular people and things are still on it usually.

    I would imagine some do frown upon it, but in my opinion it is a very good source.

  4. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    I use Wikia as a first source and then check with Britannica and Oxford Encylopaedias and the library.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Like others,  I often use Wikipedia as a first step and then go from there.

  6. wmspringer profile image61
    wmspringerposted 8 years ago

    I would never cite wikipedia as a source in an academic paper, but it's a great resource for finding the sources you actually want. I've found that pages in math and related areas tend to be pretty accurate, so it's an easy way to double check when I've forgotten something.

  7. profile image0
    andhra historyposted 8 years ago

    Wikipedia is good... lot of information on almost all the issues... i follow it regularly whenever am in need... but with regard to history and other such related topics i do prefer the academic books or other specialized books, i cannot trust Wiki here...

  8. wiserworld profile image91
    wiserworldposted 6 years ago

    I've heard some people often will look up the sources on Wikipedia and actually use those sources in their research instead of referencing that the information was found on Wikipedia directly.

    If you're interested in posting your own Wikipedia article, check out one of the articles from this site:

    It's on the front featured page if you or anyone else is curious.


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