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Can I use Wikipedia in my research?: Using Wikipedia

Using Wikipedia in Research

Welcome to Our Guide to Wikipedia

Can you use Wikipedia in research? I'm sure you've heard teachers and teacher librarians telling you that you shouldn't. However, Wikipedia does have a place in research if you use it critically.

This guide is designed to help you evaluate information in Wikipedia in a smart and thoughtful way.  Hopefully the information provided will help you assess the information in Wikipedia and encourage you to consider it as a starting, not ending point, in your research! Use the tabs above to learn more about using Wikipedia.

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Acknowledgement and thanks to Creekview High School

Thank you to Buffy Hamilton and Creekview High School for generously permitting us to use their resources on Wikipedia.

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