Answered By: Caroline Norton
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016     Views: 81

Timothy McAdoo from APA says,
 "Scholarly papers should generally rely on peer-reviewed and other scholarly work vetted by experts in the field.

Does this mean Wikipedia contains bad information? Not at all. It is a great way to get an overview of a topic that might be new to you. And, because many Wikipedia entries contain thorough citations, they can be good starting points to find the original source materials you do want to use. Don’t quote or paraphrase from the Wikipedia entry in your paper, but check the entry’s Reference section to find links to more authoritative sources. And be sure to find and read these sources to verify the facts, figures, and points of view they present."

So, go to the appropriate citations that you found in Wikipedia and use those for your paper rather than Wikipedia.