How to Effectively Use Wikipedia as a Writing Resource

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      Using Wikipedia as a writing resource can be an effective tool for research, but there are some important steps to follow. First, it is important to recognize that Wikipedia is user-generated content and should not be used as a primary source. Instead, it should be used to gather background information and leads to other sources. When researching a topic, always use the ‘references’ section at the bottom of the page to find reliable sources. Next, take care to use the ‘Talk’ page to discuss any changes you wish to make. Finally, if you wish to make a Wikipedia page, it is important to be aware of the rules and guidelines that govern the platform. For example, there must be significant coverage of the topic in reliable sources, and the information added must be verifiable. Once you have carefully considered these guidelines, you can make a start by citing your sources and adding content. Taking the time to understand the rules and regulations of Wikipedia can help ensure that it is a reliable source of information for readers.

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