"Should I use the Wikipedia in my business research?"
A multilingual encyclopedia that is collaboratively edited and maintained by thousands of users via wiki software, and is hosted and supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. In addition to typical encyclopedia entries, Wikipedia includes information more often associated with almanacs, gazetteers, and specialist magazines, as well as coverage of current events. It has over 4 million entries, and is constantly growing. Many articles are long, detailed, with sources clearly cited and includes related links. Wikipedia has been controversial because of its open collaborative nature, however, it has received good marks in recent scholarly reviews . This is a good place to get an overview of business related definitions, topics or issues. The Wikipedia can help you to find and understand the "keywords" you will need to search our library’s many databases . You may not want to cite the Wikipedia as a source, but it may lead you to sources you can cite. Learn how to make the best use of this wonderful resource .
Last Update: November 27, 2012