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Beyond Wikipedia: Finding Reliable Sources

Not long ago, I had a debate with my teen son about the reliability of Wikipedia. As a starting point for research, it works fine — as long as you double-check the facts with other sources. For a much more reliable research experience, I suggested he try primary sources.

Whether you’re a history buff, or just looking for that perfect detail to add authenticity to your writing, primary sources are your friends. Now, thanks to the Internet, you can  explore many of them without ever leaving your comfy desk chair. Here are some links that may be useful.


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