Preparing for your Teaching Career
What do you remember learning about research when you were in school? Here are some common misunderstandings:
- "Never use Wikipedia for anything."
- Librarians do not agree with this! It is correct that you should not cite Wikipedia, but it is a fine starting point to learn the basics of a topic, find new terms to use as keywords, and follow citations to reliable sources.
- ".org websites are a safe choice for sources."
- This is not correct! Only the domains .gov and .edu are reserved for particular types of organizations. Anyone can create a .org website, so it should be evaluated like you would any other website.