Skip to Questions

Ask a Librarian

Useful Tip: Ask questions or search by keyword, e.g., anthropology database

Can I use Wikipedia for my research?

Last Updated: May 21, 2013  |  11 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0


Wikipedia is a great source to use if you are trying to choose a topic or are just beginning your research and are completely unfamiliar with your topic.
However, most professors do not consider Wikipedia to be a credible, reliable resource, so it should not be used for or cited in your research. 
If you need a to get background information on a topic, try some of the library's reference databases like Gale Virtual Reference Library or CREDO Reference.
Answered by Jennifer FarquharBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Need More Help? Call Us!

    Ammerman Library
    (631) 451-4830
    Eastern Library
    (631) 548-2538
    Grant Library
    (631) 851-6744