Don't cite Wikipedia

Please do not cite Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a credible source and some of the information on the pages is wrong. You may use Wikipedia to find additional references. Read those references and then cite that, if appropriate.

1 comment:

Brad Hall said...

Gwen is correct that you shouldn't only cite wikipedia, or that you shouldn't cite wikipedia for important primary data. Go to the source. But I use wikipedia all the time to get an idea about a topic. Then I delve into the review literature and finally into the primary literature. Wikipedia can be wrong, but it is often a good starting point at least.