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Should university students use Wikipedia? - Guardian

Should university students use Wikipedia? - Guardian | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Most academics look down on the open source encyclopedia, but does it really hinder students' studies?

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:29 AM

A Lancaster University student looks at the pros and cons of Wikipedia in the Guardian. Includes extracts from interviews with two Lancaster academics.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, May 16, 2013 2:40 AM
I don't think anyone minds students starting with Wikipedia but as with any encyclopedia it should only be your starting point. Where are your research skills if that is all you look at? Likewise it would not be good enough if you chose just one academic source, a variety is needed.
Jennifer Creese's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:40 PM

Interesting to have a viewpoint from a student (although if they're writing for The Guardian maybe not your average student so much!)

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With the encyclopedia dying, Wikipedia is slowly gaining ground in education

With the encyclopedia dying, Wikipedia is slowly gaining ground in education | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

After 244 years of printing encyclopedias, Encyclopaedia Britannica has decided to focus all of its attention on its digital information and kill off the creation of physical books.

At the same time, Wikipedia is becoming progressively adopted as an educational tool.

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