Kenneth J. Shouldice Library Help Me!
What's wrong with Wikipedia?
Technically, nothing. Wikipedia is a project where anyone can create an
account, and then edit existing articles or create new entries.
The people who contribute to Wikipedia may be international experts
sharing what they know with interested people. But, the contributers may
also be up to no good. In fact, one History
class created a fake pirate in Wikipedia just to see who they could
dupe into believing it. Most faculty state explicitly that they don't
want students to use Wikipedia as a source for academic work. They want
you to find more reputible information.
There's an easy alternative. Use Credo Reference This product is
almost as simple to use as Wikipedia, and has a much better reputation.
You will not need to defend anything you find in Credo Reference to
faculty members, as the contents are from well known reference books.
You can use it from off campus by logging in to your My.LSSU account,
clicking on the My Library tab, and then cursoring down the list to the
Reference category. There, you'll find a link to Credo Reference for off
If you're looking for general information, type the topic in the search
box and click on Search. If you are looking for subject specific
material, click on the drop down menu and choose the appropriate subject
area, then type in the specific topic and click on Search. All material
in Credo Reference is full text, and while the information is delivered
via the Internet, it's all from published works.