researching the web TD

researching the web TD - not believe that the wikipedia...

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As my topic is “wind”, I researched it in wikipedia, and it pretty much got everything about it, like long definition, much information related to it. I think it will be good resource about my topic, but after I read the important note, I have totally different thought. The important note is like “Most educators and professionals do not consider it appropriate to use tertiary sources such as encyclopedias as a sole source for any information — citing an encyclopedia as an important reference in footnotes or bibliographies may result in censure or a failing grade. As with any community-built reference, there is a possibility for error in Wikipedia's content — please check your facts against multiple sources and read our disclaimers for more information.” I could
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Unformatted text preview: not believe that the wikipedia site could tell us about that, and that made me really shocked. Then I went back to the article and crtically evaluate its sources, I thought the sources are quite reliable, and I checked those information in other websites. When I put the wikipedia on its own site, it showed the “reliability and bias” "criticism and controversy", and I knew the positive and negative about it, that made me be more careful when I am using it to find information. I have checked out the “Beyond Google” PowerPoint, and gave me many hints about researching information, and I tried the katoo and it was really helpful. I will try to use that website to search information from now on and be more careful to get the accuracy information to the class....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2009 for the course BIO 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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