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Do Wikipedia and Research Mix?

Welcome!  This Scoop.it! page is a collection of web resources focusing on the issues surrounding the use of Wikipedia articles for Academic Research.

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Wikipedia Ponders Its Gender-Skewed Contributions

Wikipedia Ponders Its Gender-Skewed Contributions | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
Surveys suggest that less than 15 percent of the online encyclopedia’s hundreds of thousands of contributors are female.
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Wikipedia: as accurate as Britannica? | Wikipediocracy

Wikipedia: as accurate as Britannica? | Wikipediocracy | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
A factoid regularly cited in the press to this day is that a 2005 study by Nature found Wikipedia to be almost as reliable as Britannica on science topics. While the study's methodology and results were disputed by Britannica, ...
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At George Mason U., No More 'Lying About the Past' - Teaching - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At George Mason U., No More 'Lying About the Past' - Teaching - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
The experimental course had students create historical hoaxes online. But after ethical objections arose, the professor who taught it says he won't offer it again.
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Is Wikipedia Replacing Libraries? A Response to Wikipedia Redefining Research

Is Wikipedia Replacing Libraries? A Response to Wikipedia Redefining Research | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it

Response to an infograph that students use Wikipedia for research more than library collections....

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Sarah Palin Fans Try to Rewrite Wikipedia on Paul Revere | Entertainment | TIME.com

Sarah Palin Fans Try to Rewrite Wikipedia on Paul Revere | Entertainment | TIME.com | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
This weekend, Tuned In Jr., who is studying Boston and the American Revolution in school, mentioned that he was getting a "locked" error message while trying to load a Wikipedia page on Paul Revere.
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A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia as a Research Source - New York Times

A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia as a Research Source - New York Times | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
Middlebury College has jumped into a growing debate within journalism, the law and academia over what respect, if any, to give Wikipedia articles.
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Wikipedia: use but do not cite - Academic Skills & Learning Centre - ANU

Wikipedia: use but do not cite - Academic Skills & Learning Centre - ANU | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
Rule No. 1
Use Wikipedia as a starting point for your research, but don't cite it unless you can exhaustively demonstrate that it is the only authoritative source on a particular issue.
Wikipedia is a freely accessible online encyclopedia.
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Wikipedia Too Malleable to Be Reliable Evidence

Wikipedia Too Malleable to Be Reliable Evidence | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it

"A New Jersey judge who allowed Wikipedia to plug an evidentiary gap has been reversed on the ground that the online encyclopedia 'anyone can edit' is not a reliable source."

 

To find more information about this case visit the Rutgers School of Law "New Jersey Courts Search Page" website.  Search for Palisades Collection v. Steven Graubard.

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Should I use or cite Wikipedia? Probably not.

Should I use or cite Wikipedia? Probably not.
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See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign

See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
What if you could spot who's editing Wikipedia entries? A Cal Tech grad student devises Wikipedia Scanner, a tool anyone can use to check the origin of edits to the info on corporations, organizations or people.
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Student hoaxes world's media on Wikipedia

Student hoaxes world's media on Wikipedia | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
When Dublin university student Shane Fitzgerald posted a poetic but phony quote on Wikipedia, he said he was testing how our globalized, increasingly Internet-dependent media was upholding accuracy and accountability in an age of instant news.
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Teaching by Lying: Professor Unveils 'Last Pirate' Hoax - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching by Lying: Professor Unveils 'Last Pirate' Hoax - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
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Nine Reasons Women Don't Edit Wikipedia (in their own words)

Nine Reasons Women Don't Edit Wikipedia (in their own words) | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
The New York Times piece on Wikipedia’s gender gap has given rise to dozens of great online conversations about why so few women edit Wikipedia. I've been reading ALL of it, because I believe we ne...
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This machine kills trolls

This machine kills trolls | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
At midnight on February 13th, 2014, a Wikipedia user named Lightningawesome added to the list of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters a lengthy biography of Lightning Dash, a capricious,...
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The Shadowy World of Wikipedia's Editing Bots | MIT Technology Review

The Shadowy World of Wikipedia's Editing Bots | MIT Technology Review | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
Much of the editing work on Wikipedia is too mind-numbingly repetitive for humans, so automated bots do it instead. But keeping track of automated editing has always been hard … until now.
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Editing, enhancing Wikipedia becomes project at colleges - USATODAY.com

Editing, enhancing Wikipedia becomes project at colleges - USATODAY.com | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
Some professors believe Wikipedia has no place in the footnotes of a college paper. But could it have a place on the syllabus?...
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Wikipedia Gradually Accepted in College Classrooms - US News and World Report

Wikipedia Gradually Accepted in College Classrooms - US News and World Report | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
Professors don't want students to rely on the site but admit it's a useful starting point for research.
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Courts Turn to Wikipedia, but Selectively - New York Times

Courts Turn to Wikipedia, but Selectively - New York Times | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
More than 100 judicial rulings have relied on Wikipedia, beginning in 2004, including 13 from circuit courts of appeal.
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Asylum-Seeker Rejected Based On Wikipedia, Appeals Court Reverts

Asylum-Seeker Rejected Based On Wikipedia, Appeals Court Reverts | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it

"The Department of Homeland Security should not use the user-generated Wikipedia to decide whether an asylum seeker can enter the United Stat..."

 

To find more information about this case visit the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and do a One Stop Search for case No. 07-2276.

 

 

 

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Digital Literacy Resource - A Guide To Doing Research Online - Using Wikipedia

Digital Literacy Resource - A Guide To Doing Research Online - Using Wikipedia | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it

Can You Use Wikipedia Effectively? How?

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25 Biggest Blunders in Wikipedia History - Best Colleges Online

25 Biggest Blunders in Wikipedia History - Best Colleges Online | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
Because anyone can technically edit or contribute to Wikipedia, the site is vulnerable to hackers and vandalism. Sometimes, the blunders are serious libel cases which result in lawsuits; and sometimes, they're just funny.
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The 10 Biggest Hoaxes in Wikipedia's First 10 Years

The 10 Biggest Hoaxes in Wikipedia's First 10 Years | Wikipedia and Academic Research.... | Scoop.it
The online encyclopedia that anyone can edit has had its share of hoaxes over the years. Here are the top 10.
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