Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the wikimedia foundation. Is wikipedia a reliable source march 25, 2007 posted by elaine in internet trackback wikipedia has become one of top websites visited even though it was created just six years ago. Wikipedia is not a reliable source for academic writing or research wikipedia is increasingly used by people in the academic community, from freshman students to professors, as an easily accessible tertiary source for information about anything and everything, and as a quick ready reference. So im doin a science project for acedmic fair and i was thinking about wat is a reliable source.
Wikipedia is a collaborative resource, which aims to be a compendium of all human knowledge in a serious examination of wikipedia as a credible and valid. Summary find credible sources using tools that are designed to find the types of sources you need a finding sources which contains links to relevant sites that are often more credible than the wikipedia page itself. 79 is wikipedia a credible source for undergraduate economics students sam meier abs tra ct scholars have debated the quality of collaborative websites such as. Wikipedia if you ask any college student where they go to find information, most will say that they use wikipedia if you also ask any college student which website they will not site in a professional school paper, most will once again say wikipedia why is this though some would. Reliable sources is a sunday morning talk show on the cable/satellite news network cnn that focuses on analysis of the american news media, currently hosted by brian stelter.
How do i get students to realize that wikipedia should not be used as a credible source (especially as they enter college), even though some of the information is factually accurate. Q: do librarians consider wikipedia reliable enough for research what an interesting question since wikipedia's inception in january, 2001 (see cnn's 2005 q & a with wikipedia founder jimmy wales), this online encyclopedia has stimulated on-going discussions about its reliability. Hand out lesson 18 (part 3) researching skills and tips wikipedia as an open-source website is often debated as a valid source let's explore that. Books and websites that promote fringe theories are usually not considered reliable sources, unless they are being used in an article about those fringe theories for example, the simple english wikipedia has an article about the flat earth society.
Hello since anyone can change and improve wikipedia, many people believe it is not a credible resource.
As a professional wikipedia writing service, using reliable sources in articles that i create is important articles that are not supported by reliable sources will be deleted more times than not. This page in a nutshell: this guideline discusses how to identify reliable sources the policy on sourcing is wikipedia:verifiability this requires inline citations for any material challenged or likely to be challenged, and for all quotations. Pros: - people across the globe contribute their own educational part to an article - experts collaborate together to create an unbiased article - studies have shown it is only slightly less accurate then encyclopedia brittanica - misleading/biased information is removed nearly. My love-hate relationship with wikipedia wikipediasome people love it, many educators hate it as an academic librarian, i would have to say that my feelings tend to sway between love and hate here is why wikipedia is highly used by students of all ages it's popularity ranking.