[Web4lib] Wikipedia

Eric Phetteplace phette23 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 13:01:07 EDT 2010

There's a really great First Monday article in their latest edition which
encapsulates much of how I feel about Wikipedia: http://tinyurl.com/ylbk7xn

It's a really great resource for the beginning phase of research, for
getting to know related terms and framing possible search phrases, and
because of its incredible breadth it is sometimes the only reference
resource available (online or otherwise) for certain subjects.

Eric Phetteplace
Graduate Assistant
Reference, Research, and Government Information (
Library Assessment Working Group (
Graduate Studies in Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cell: (603)325-0018

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