Use what you already know about the services and resources offered at the library to find one of the following articles about Wikipedia:
Giles, Jim. "Internet encyclopaedias go head to head." Nature 438, no. 7070 (December 15, 2005): 900-1.
Rosenzweig, Roy. "Can History Be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past." Journal of American History 93, no. 1 (June 2006): 117-146.
Wallace, Danny P., and Connie Van Fleet. "The Democratization of Information? Wikipedia as a Reference Resource" Reference & User Services Quarterly 45, no. 2 (2005): 100-03.
Waters, Neil L. "Why You Can't Cite Wikipedia in My Class." Communications of the ACM 50, no. 9 (2007): 15-17.
Read the article that you chose. In your course journal write a summary that answers the following:
Why did you choose the article that you used?
How did you go about finding the article?
What is Wikipedia and why is it relevant?
What is the article’s thesis or its main arguments regarding Wikipedia?
Based on this article and on your own experiences, would you trust the information that you find on Wikipedia for writing a paper for a college course?
Be prepared to discuss your answers in class.
Created by: Martin Wallace | Revised: 09/04/2013