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English 104: Step 1: Find Overview in Wikipedia

Guide to Library Instruction Sessions Assignments

Find an Overview of your Topic

it is very helpful to find an overview of you topic before beginning in-depth research.

Wikipedia is more reliable that it was in the past. A recent study showed that is only has about 2% error rate, the same as Encyclopedia Britannica.

However, finding an article in a subject encyclopedia is of course better.  The SAU Library owns many of them. You can ask a librarian for assistance.

Google and Wikipedia for Research:

Video about value of Subject Encyclopedias

Research Process for Encyclopedias and Books