Don’t Ban Wikipedia! (Or Should You?) Google Isn’t a Source! (Or Is It?)

In my work as an academic librarian, one thing I frequently teach is how to identify a trustworthy source. For research purposes Google and Wikipedia have their limitations although they are almost always the first step for students. Because of this, one strategy is to take aggressive steps to prevent students’ use of these sources. […]

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Can I Trust Wikipedia? A Social Web Case Study

”Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” These oft-quoted words from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales demonstrate an interesting paradox: how can an information source be lauded as a modern-day Library of Alexandria while at the same […]

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