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Old 02-22-2018, 03:24 AM   #1006 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I always wondered why colleges banned Wiki as a source. Their argument is that anyone could contribute material and edit the info. How is that worse than a guy deciding to write a book?
It is such an easy ban to circumvent.

Use Wikipedia.

Then do what you're supposed to do whether you're researching in print or online. Read the references to find the original source material to verify the article's accuracy to that source material.

Then list THOSE source materials in your research bibliography.

It makes no sense to ban wikipedia. It makes more sense to warn the students to follow the links at the end to find the original sources.
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