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    Can anyone tell me whether universities might dislike including them as evidence of further reading?
    I personally find them an excellent starting point for concepts.
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    sorry can't help but

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    Don't think this is a good idea, it could make you seem unintelligent and incapable of reading more advanced books. If you briefly mention it as a starting point and then go on to speak about more complex books then perhaps it would be okay, but I'd save the little space I had to just write about more academic works if I were you.
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    The 'For Dummies' books are great to get an understanding of a certain topic; my one is on British Politics (I got it a couple years ago). However I wouldn't encourage or even recommend it as a book to refer to as further reading, especially for Universities, simply because they're written to introduce someone to a certain topic. Like simbasdragon so elegantly said, it could give off the impression that you're 'incapable' of reading books that're 'advanced' and 'academic'.
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    Thanks for the replies.
 
 
 
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