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Wikipedia Beware

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Researching with Wikipedia 
Advice from Wikipedia

The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia 
Timothy Messer-Kruse (The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 12, 2012) discusses problems he faced editing a Wikipedia entry on a topic he has researched for 10 years.

The Wikipedia Style 
Mark Bauerlein (Chronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2008) discusses the students picking up writing "wikipedia style".

Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade? 
As questions about the accuracy of the anyone-can-edit encyclopedia persist, academics are split on whether to ignore it, or start contributing by Brock Read (The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 27, 2006).

KNOW IT ALL: Can Wikipedia conquer expertise?
by Stacy Schiff (The New Yorker, July 31, 2006)

A Stand Against Wikipedia
Published in www.insidehighered.com(Be sure to read professors' comments at bottom of article.)

Can History Be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past.
by Roy Rosenzweig (Journal of American History, June 2006). Available at the web site of the Center for History and New Media

"Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism
by Jaron Lanier (Edge: The Third Culture, May 30th, 2006)

"Internet Encyclopedias Go Head to Head"  
by Jim Giles ( Nature, December 15, 2005).  A study conducted by Nature finds that Wikipedia is only slightly less accurate than the online Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Something Wiki This Way Comes 
by John Sutherland (Education Guardian, February 7, 2007).  "After a history faculty bans Wikipedia, John Sutherland asks if the site is just for lazy students, or is really at the forefront of an academic revolution?"

For more articles, see Wikipedia’s own “Press Coverage” page.

Also, check out School and University Projects relating to Wikipedia.

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