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wikipedia [2019/02/26 11:25]
criley [So how should students use Wikipedia?]
wikipedia [2019/07/23 20:13] (current)
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 Wikipedia is a great way to get quick information on a topic. Thanks to links to other pages, you can increase the breadth of information you get by clicking on the links. But the real gems are in the References section of many pages. As you read the article, there are small links that look like this: <​sup><​fc #​73b7f6><​fs x-small>​[5]</​fs></​fc></​sup>​. These are links to references that you can follow to get to other websites with original reasearch. These other pages are the ones to use now that you have a good understanding of the topic, and you can cite these pages. Wikipedia is a great way to get quick information on a topic. Thanks to links to other pages, you can increase the breadth of information you get by clicking on the links. But the real gems are in the References section of many pages. As you read the article, there are small links that look like this: <​sup><​fc #​73b7f6><​fs x-small>​[5]</​fs></​fc></​sup>​. These are links to references that you can follow to get to other websites with original reasearch. These other pages are the ones to use now that you have a good understanding of the topic, and you can cite these pages.
  
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 +Since I first wrote this article, I've found that [[https://​wikiedu.org/​teach-with-wikipedia/​|college professors assign creating or improve Wikipedia pages]] to students, and that [[https://​digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/​yjolt/​vol12/​iss1/​1/​|Wikipedia pages have been cited in over 400 judicial opinions]]. Wikipedia is being taken more seriously. Hopefully it will lose its stigma in education.
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 +An article by the Washington Post explains how [[https://​www.washingtonpost.com/​news/​in-theory/​wp/​2016/​10/​19/​science-shows-wikipedia-is-the-best-part-of-the-internet/?​utm_term=.480da6c8ffd7|science shows that Wikipedia is one of the best places in the internet]].
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 +In 2019 some [[https://​www.zmescience.com/​science/​study-wikipedia-25092014/​|German researchers set out to find out how accurate Wikipedia is for drug information]]. Their answer: 99.7% ±0.2%.
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