[Web4lib] Wikipedia

Brian Leaf bdleaf at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 14:33:43 EDT 2010

ars technica just posted this:

"Most students use Wikipedia, avoid telling profs about it"


Not because they're necessarily sourcing it, but because it has [for
some] become a part of their research process and they realize that
it's somewhat stigmatized.

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Margaret Gross
<margaretgross99 at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> I appreciate the preceding detailed arguments in favour of Wikipedia.
> My comment is simple.
> I consider myself very fortunate to have an instant and free resource like Wikipedia. Most of my searches are non-academic. Usually I want some ready info on a politician, an actor, a historical event, etc. Wikipedia fulfills this requirement. It is always amazing to me how quickly event updates appear.
> The bibliographical references feature to source material is superb. Often I will follow the link to a newspaper article, interview, etc. from which the Wikipedia article is drawn.
> Margaret Gross, MLS,  Bibl. prof.
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