OpenStudy (anonymous):

How do you know whether you can trust Wikipedia or another online resource?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

If the information seems valid and truthful. Usually the most helpful sites end with .org .edu and .gov but always have one of those sites as the primary source.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

wikipedia is not a source you can trust. I verify mine by putting them into easy bib and it validates them. But you should try to look for a site that is no bias, lists credible sources, and or is a reliable source, such as somebody with a PhD writing about medical stuff.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Wikipedia is not a reliable or academic source. Stick to scholarly journals and databases while looking for good information worth citing for a writing class.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Wikipedia's reliability (just like that of many other websites/pages) varies all the time. Your best bet would be to do "citation chasing" Look at the sources that the writer cites. If they come from scholarly journals or academic databases, there's a high chance that it's trustworthy. On the other hand, if it points to some unknown site, you'll have to do more citation chasing. If there isn't a trustworthy citation, the info probably isn't trustworthy. The best thing to do is just look for citations from trustworthy works, and try to get access to those trusted works directly.

5 years ago
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