Mention Wikipedia within the walls of acadamia, and you’ll find a hornets nest of opinions, ranging from zeolous enthusaism to the mildly apocalyptic.,"that’s no surprise" according to, Michael J. Petrilli "the web site, available for free and developed by an army of volunteers, raises questions that lie at the heart of scholarship and inquiry. What is the value of expertise? Who owns knowledge? Should we trust the “wisdom of crowds” or fear the mob?"
In this guide we'll discuss what Wikipedia is and what isn't; why we don't consider Wikipedia to be a scholarly source appropriate for college level work but how you can use is effectively as a jumping off point for your research.
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