When I was a graduate student we were told to never use Wikipedia because it can pretty much be edited by anybody and he proved in front of us in class. I had read this before and further found that sometimes it isn’t just Wikipedia but the links themselves in Wikipedia.

I never use Wikipedia when I do research but unfortunately I do use Wikipedia when I’m browsing on my own. I would have to believe you feel the same since you didn’t list Wikipedia.

But if somebody wants to use Wikipedia I have no problem with that but I don’t take Wikipedia too seriously.

I do use most of the sources you’ve listed but my go-to source is JSTOR.

Oh the irony . . .

There’s a Wikipedia page called Wikipedia is not a reliable source. It says:

“Wikipedia is not a reliable source for citations elsewhere on Wikipedia. As a user-generated source, it can be edited by anyone at any time, and any information it contains at a particular time could be vandalism, a work in progress, or simply incorrect. Biographies of living persons, subjects that happen to be in the news, and politically or culturally contentious topics are especially vulnerable to these issues. Edits on Wikipedia that are in error may eventually be fixed. However, because Wikipedia is a volunteer-run project, it cannot constantly monitor every contribution. There are many errors that remain unnoticed for hours, days, weeks, months, or even years (see Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia). Additionally, it is possible that some errors may never be fixed. It is also possible for an edit correcting an error to later be reverted. Therefore, Wikipedia should not be considered a definitive source in and of itself. This includes articles, non-article pages, The Signpost, and non-English Wikipedias.”

So, even Wikipedia admits it isn’t reliable.

Ha! Ha! Ha!

ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer.

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ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer.