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Old 07-09-2018, 10:19 PM
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Strictly speaking, you can use wikipedia as a source, however, due to wikipedia being editable by anybody, it's not considered a particularly reliable one. Hence if your only reference for a statement is wikipedia, then it's treated as if you got it off a random website of unknown provenance. Wikipedia isn't actually unique in that regard. It's also perfectly fine to check on a wikipedia article's references and quote those (particularly since on reading said references, you might find an even better reference. Or you might find that the reference has been misquoted.)