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Summaries can be really useful as a quick reminder of an article’s main points to use when revising for an exam or to bring to class. They are also helpful before delving into the original as a road map. WikiSummary is a free database containing over 600 summaries of scholarly research in the social sciences. At the moment, the categories seem limited to political science but there are also some classic economics and sociology pieces that you can find by looking under keywords or using the search function for the article title or author. Hopefully it will expand as I find it to be a great resource! Just remember, these are summaries written by authors for their own personal use and, therefore, there is no guarantee that they are accurate or complete. And, if you haven’t already read it, be sure to check out Rebecca’s related post on how to use Wikipedia.


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