Why are encyclopedias a poor source of primary information?

I need it NOW!!!
Asked Nov 01, 2010
There are almost infinite levels of depth you can explore in any subject. What is a good source for one need might be a poor source for another. I don't know that the assumption in your question is valid. To get to a complete understanding, you can spend a lifetime studying the question. If you "need it now!!!" that's what encyclopedias are made for.

Answered Nov 01, 2010
Edited Nov 01, 2010
-If you mean the website then heres my answer.

Got to remember, encycolpedia.com is changed/corrected/edited all the time! People can add false information but as some add the correct information to the question asked or is a relavent. Maybe try another website? (Google it)
Answered Nov 08, 2010
Edited Nov 08, 2010

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