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Old 04-11-2008, 11:38 AM   #22
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We you shouldn't use Wikipedia for the same reason you wouldn't use any encyclopedia -- it's not a legitimate source beyond the age of 12 or so. Any college professor would look at a paper -- even if you cited the Encyclopedia Britannica -- and go "...really? Really. Come on."

So it's not necessarily that Wikipedia is an inappropriate source for a paper -- all encyclopedias are.

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