Wikipedia is great for background information (overview of your topic, keywords etc). Wikipedia is not a good foundational source for your work. (Entries are of varying quality. Entries are not in-depth sources of information like the academic sources you want to use as key sources for your assignment.)
· Look for other sources of background information? Consider encyclopedias or your course readings:
Why use encyclopedias?
Why avoid encyclopedias?
Encyclopedias are only meant to give you basic background information to help you understand your topic.
Why use artists/writers/film/director websites?
How are library encyclopedias different from Wikipedia?
Online and print encyclopedias from the Library have been checked for accuracy and quality. Wikipedia hasn't although it can often point you in the direction of quality, scholarly information.
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