College: Wikipedia not source for papers: Interesting. Perhaps a little bitter.
The school’s history department recently adopted a policy that says it’s OK to consult the popular online encyclopedia, but that it can’t be cited as an authoritative source by students.
The policy says, in part, “Wikipedia is not an acceptable citation, even though it may lead one to a citable source.”
History professor Neil Waters says Wikipedia is an ideal place to start research but an unacceptable way to end it.