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FYSM-190 Reading the City (Fitzpatrick)

Fall 2020

Get the Big Picture, Learn the Lingo

You've probably been told that Wikipedia should be avoided like COVID-19. Yes, there are some serious limitations to Wikipedia. You never want to cite it! But, it can be incredibly useful in helping you to develop and contextualize your research topic. With Wikipedia, you can get an overview of your topic. You can also get a good idea of words and concepts associated with your topic. This will help you narrow a complex (and daunting) topic. And finally, Wikipedia articles often have references at the end. Track down these sources. It's as easy as a Google search.