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    What about Wikipedia?

    Now that the 4th Form research paper is in full swing, many may be wondering  “just why can’t I use Wikipedia as a source for my research paper?” Well, what is wrong with using Wikipedia for background information? There’s nothing wrong with Wikipedia; in fact, its premise is inherently pretty awesome.  As a research librarian, I just love that as a species, we collectively thought “Hey, we need an easy, online, way to get background info.”  And lo, Wikipedia!  Wikipedia can be a great place to browse for topics, get a general sense of a topic and may also provide some leads to additional, quality sources within an article’s bibliography. But,…