Tuesday, June 13, 2006

On Citing Wikipedia

According to a Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus Blog post, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, says college students should not be citing Wikipedia in their papers. A better idea might be to use Wikipedia to get some basic information on a topic, and then do the appropriate research from there using books and journal articles.

I would hazard a guess that most professors do not want college students citing any encyclopedias, Wikipedia or other. At this point in their scholastic career, they should beyond that.

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