There are many approaches to searching the Web. The route you take and the search tools you choose will depend on the kind of information you are looking for.
Web sources have many advantages:
This is why using resources such as journal articles can complement the information that you find on the Web, and vice versa.
Anyone can put information on the web, so how can we tell if it's reliable and accurate?
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Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, written collaboratively by anyone who wishes to contribute.
Anyone with access to the internet can edit almost every page, and this is both the strength and the weakness of the site:
Wikipedia is not considered to be a suitably authoritative source of information for academic study.
It is not a good idea to reference Wikipedia in your assignments. If you choose to use Wikipedia as a starting point for your topic, however, the article will introduce you to the key vocabulary for the topic and the references will guide you to other sources of information on the topic (but please also look elsewhere, such as Library SmartSearch!).
For guidance on how to evaluate the quality of Wikipedia articles, see Evaluating Wikipedia article quality.