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    Wikipedia

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    classrooms over the use of Wikipedia as a reference in research papers. Regardless of what most scholars think, the time has come that society accepts this new type of software as a credible resource of information in our educational journey. Wikipedia should be accepted as a valid reference in the scholarly world because of its overall popularity and growth, accuracy, and potential to become the new face of research worldwide. Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger created Wikipedia in 2001 in order to give

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    A Wikipedia is an information source for many students (Coughlan, 2011), used for research on almost every subject. Some people call it “frequently unreliable” while others name it to be the epitome of the information age (Andrews 2007) yet the truth is that, whether students and teachers, like to admit it or not, Wikipedia is a vast source of knowledge, with readability second to none (Coughlan, 2011). However because of its wide usage and the fact that it is a wiki, it can be edited by anyone

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    Is Wikipedia Reliable?

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    Badke (2008) begins his article reminding us that Wikipedia although controversial is still the online encyclopedia of choice by 36% of the United States population according to Pew Internet & American Life Project’s findings. (As quoted by Badke, para. 1) Even if the public likes it, though, for the most part academic circles do not. Many professors will not allow their students to use Wikipedia. These professors think Wikipedia is trivial, untrustworthy, insulting, and too often completely incorrect

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    Wikipedia has been the subject of considerable debate for some time now. Some think the site is not quotable, while others argue that it is. Many teachers do not accept Wikipedia pages as a source of information, because anybody can add information to such pages. However, this policy of everybody being able to add has changed, and the present-day Wikipedia team works hard to prevent inaccuracies on their website. Wikipedia pages nowadays indicate the sources of information. Moreover, Wikipedia pages

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    Wikipedia analysis

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    The article that I have chosen to compare for my paper is on Socrates. Often Wikipedia is regarded as an unreliable source for research when compared to other online references like Encyclopedia Britannica. Yes, there is actually is difference that affects the scholarly research from the information provided on Wikipedia. The best thing about Wikipedia is that it concisely provides topic wise systematic information on every topic for ‘short and quick reference’ of the summary on our search topic

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    A Stand Against Wikipedia

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    Against Wikipedia As Wikipedia has become more and more popular with students, some professors have become increasingly concerned about the online, reader-produced encyclopedia. While plenty of professors have complained about the lack of accuracy or completeness of entries, and some have discouraged or tried to bar students from using it. “As educators, we are in the business of reducing the dissemination of misinformation,” said Don Wyatt, chair of the department. “Even though Wikipedia may have

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    of these inappropriate websites is Wikipedia because people cannot trust information, essays, and articles that were written by unknown authors. For academic writing, students must have accurate information about authors and their studies in order to use those articles. They cannot provide an acceptable academic paper if they use non-academic recourses such as Wikipedia and other blogs on the Internet. Even though some think that college students can use Wikipedia as an accurate resource, I believe

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    Wikipedia: A Reliable Source for Information?

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    Wikipedia, an online information center, has significantly changed the face of encyclopedias and scholarly journals over the last ten years. It is quickly taking books, journals, and money out of the equation for research. Wikipedia has created a new way to gather information, social network, and do research. Although Wikipedia has its positive uses it is not always a reliable source and is best used as a starting point for research. In March 2000 Wikipedia started out as Nupedia.com with a review

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    Awareness as it Relates to Wikipedia

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    107). This concept appears several times in the various Wikipedia research papers. We can also see that as Wikipedia changes and evolves one of the key aspects of successful awareness, passive awareness rather than active awareness, is potentially being eroded. Finally, the definition of awareness as described by Dourish and Bellotti was written almost 20 years ago and certainly was not considering a collaborative effort such as Wikipedia, there are considerations and alterations should be taken

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    Scott Smoot, authors of the article “Wikipedia Friend, Not Foe”, “Wikipedia provides a unique opportunity about writing for a real audience, meeting genre expectations, establishing credibility, revising for clarity and purpose, and entering public discussions about the nature of truth, accuracy, and neutrality”(www.ncte.org). Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that provides information on almost any topic. Understanding the various advantages that Wikipedia provides users with, makes it easy to

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