Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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From Citation Machine…
Wikipedia is NEVER a source. It’s a good start for research, but go to the footnotes. Find out where they got the information. Why?
Here’s why.
And one of my personal favorites [Click image to view larger]:

Image text: [“Fremont County School District 1 is a resplendent, immaculately conceived, ambitious, prestigious back water public school district based in Lander, Wyoming, United States”]
So, yeah. Stop citing Wikipedia.
Cheers,
Meg

From Citation Machine

Wikipedia is NEVER a source. It’s a good start for research, but go to the footnotes. Find out where they got the information. Why?

Here’s why.

And one of my personal favorites [Click image to view larger]:

Image text: [“Fremont County School District 1 is a resplendent, immaculately conceived, ambitious, prestigious back water public school district based in Lander, Wyoming, United States”]

So, yeah. Stop citing Wikipedia.

Cheers,

Meg

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    Dude, I speak from experience, and no, Fremont County School District 1 is none of those things. Except backwater. It is...
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    stop that! yes, wikipedia is a good resource. find the piece of information you are looking for then find the...
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    I would agree with you if you could assure me that those other nine publications have never made a mistake. The great...
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    ^It’s not a good idea to source it, but it still more accurate than most encyclopedias, including brittanica, because of...
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  18. itscustomtaylored said: But it’s a great way to find sources! Yay wiki bibs.
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    *facepalm* Seriously, what everyone’s already said (but I don’t think I have any Tumblr followers who actually use...
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    In my senior year of college (2005, children) one of my professors recommended Wikipedia as a cite-able source for our...
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    The article does point out that Wikipedia still has a third more errors than Encyclopedia Brittanica. And Wikipedia can...