Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Feb 06, 2019 Views: 1520
You can use Wikipedia as a starting place to gather preliminary information, but you will not cite Wikipedia as a source in scholarly work. You will want to find other, more reliable and scholarly sources for your academic work.
Note: Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia which anyone can add to or edit. You will want to fact check anything you find there.
The Walden Library has online encyclopedias and dictionaries in the Library for Walden students, faculty and staff to access. These are a trustworthy source of preliminary or background information on your topic.
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