A general search on the web brings up hundred of thousands of results. The first result among that huge number of often a Wikipedia entry. Wikipedia has much success to being the 5th most visited site, worldwide, right there with Amazon, Google, and Yahoo. Multiple academic studies have shown that Wikipedia entries, in general, are quite reliable. 1 And yet, for beginning researchers, it is not the best place to become introduced to scholarly content.
Enter the library, and the collection of online encyclopedias and are searchable, citeable, and reliable. In order to understand some of the differences between Wikpedia and Credo Reference (the library encyclopedia database):
4. A little stuck? View this quick video on the best ways to search Credo Reference.
1 Mesgari, Mostafa, et al. "“The sum of all human knowledge”: A systematic review of scholarly research on the content of Wikipedia." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 66.2 (2015): 219-245.
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