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Analogy Of Wise Wikipedia Use
Analogy of Wise Wikipedia Use
7 things you should know about... Wikipedia
by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
A quick overview of the pros and cons of using Wikipedia as an academic resource
"The Book Stops Here"
by Daniel H. Pink, Wired
A profile of Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, and a brief history of the project.
I [Still] Want My Wikipedia!
An update to a 2007 article that tested the usefulness of Wikipedia's coverage of popular culture, current affairs, and science topics.
Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Ask and Techniques to Apply
From the UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops
Librarians from the University of California Berkeley provide tips on evaluating the content of web resources.
"Fatally Flawed" (PDF)
by Encylopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Encyclopaedia Britannica responds point-by-point to Nature's study.
"A Stand Against Wikipedia"
by Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Middlebury College's History Department bans the use of Wikipedia as a research source in academic work.
"Wikipedia Makes No Guarantee of Validity"
Wikipedia's disclaimer on the validity of its contents and links to the disclaimers of other online encyclopedias.
"Wikipedia: External Peer Review"
Wikipedia's own page on the Nature/Britannica controversy and other critical reviews of Wikipedia's content.
"See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign"
by John Borland, Wired
A story about CalTech graduate student Virgil Griffith, who built a search tool that traces IP addresses of those who make Wikipedia changes.
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