Have you ever been told by your teacher that Wikipedia isn't a reliable source? Let's be honest, the vast majority of the time it is perfectly fine and accurate. I am going to show you how you can use Wikipedia as a source and your teacher will never know!
First, go to www.wikipedia.org
, and search for whatever your research paper is about.
Now, find whatever it is you would like to include in your research paper. In this example, the early life of George Washington, Wikipedia tells us that he only received about the equivalent of an elementary school education.
At the end of the sentence, notice that there is a superscript . Clicking on this will lead us straight to the source that Wikipedia uses to verify that everything is legit.
Clicking on it reveals a very reputable source, the University of Virginia. Now instead of documenting Wikipedia in your project's bibliography, you can simply use this website as your reference.
Using this method you can weed out true and false information from Wikipedia and if you need to compile a research paper in a hurry, this is the way to do it. I hope this guide helped someone, please leave feedback on how I can improve it and all that jazz. Thanks!