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College: Wikipedia Not A Source For Papers

All you college students better start thinking twice when looking for research sources online! The AP recently reported that Middlebury College history students are no longer allowed to use Wikipedia in preparing class papers. Apparently, 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." For those of you that don't know, wikipedia is a user-generated free content, multilingual encyclopedia.

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