Fact Fridays – Evaluating Wikipedia

Everyone uses it but maybe you don’t want to admit it. Wikipedia is a great resource for familiarizing yourself with a new topic, and for non-academic purposes it’s great for understanding a new thing. You probably know you can start with Wikipedia, but when working on academic assignments, your research should go beyond and incorporate scholarly sources.

But maybe you just want to learn about something not related to course work. How do you start to evaluate what you’re reading? Lucky for you, Wikipedia has a great resource on evaluating their articles. Check it out!

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