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Slide1

WIKIPEDIA

Not your granddaddy’s encyclopedia!

Slide2

“Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project”

--

Wikipedia:About

Slide3

Wiki

= collaborative website

What does this really mean???

Encyclopedia

= a book containing a series of alphabetized articles providing general information on a wide range of topics

Slide4

Wikipedia is a community encyclopedia

ANYONE

can add information – real or otherwise!!

Slide5

Strengths of Wikipedia

Web-based

Large number of active writers and editors provides timely coverage

Topics kept current

Hyperlinking

to related topics

Slide6

Weaknesses of Wikipedia

Any article, at any time, may be in the middle of a major edit or vandalized

Incomplete

May be biased

No verification of information

Many contributors do not cite their sources

Slide7

RESEARCH on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia: Article Quality in Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Researching_with_Wikipedia

“Keep in mind that an encyclopedia is intended to be a

starting point

for serious research, not an endpoint.”

Slide8

RESEARCH

on

Wikipedia??

From “The Decline of Wikipedia” by Tom

Simonite

“The

volunteer workforce that built the project’s flagship, the English-language Wikipedia—and must defend it against vandalism, hoaxes, and manipulation—has shrunk by more than a third since 2007 and is still shrinking. Those participants left seem incapable of fixing the flaws that keep Wikipedia from becoming a high-quality encyclopedia by any standard, including the project’s own. Among the significant problems that aren’t getting resolved is the site’s skewed coverage: its

entries on

Pokemon

… are

comprehensive, but its pages on female novelists or places in sub-Saharan Africa are sketchy. Authoritative entries remain elusive. Of the 1,000 articles that the project’s own volunteers have tagged as forming the core of a good encyclopedia, most don’t earn even Wikipedia’s own

middle ranking quality scores.”

Simonite

, Tom. "Saving Wikipedia From Itself." 

MIT Technology Review

. MIT

Technology

Review, 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.

Slide9

Bottom Line--

It is

YOUR

responsibility to find out what the rules are for a website.

It is NOT your teacher’s or your parents’ responsibility.

IGNORANCE is not a defense.

Slide10

How to avoid

PLAGARISM

on Wikipedia

Slide11

Find the

FAQ’s

page

READ

what they have to say about using their information

CITING

Wikipedia

Slide12

Once you have found the information, you MUST give credit to the contributor.

“Civil War."

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

. 9 November 2009, 10:55 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 09 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Plagiarism&oldid=5139350>.

A civil war is a high-intensity conflict often involving regular armed forces, sustained, organized and large-scale.

RESULTS:

large numbers of casualties

consumption of large resources

Slide13

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

If using photos or images, you MUST look for the

artist’s name.

Palumbo, Fred. "Alfred Joseph Hitchcock."

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

. Web. 9 Nov 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Hitchcock_NYWTSm.jpg>.

Slide14

"

Wikipedia:About

."

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

. 21 April 2009. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.,. 22 April 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About

WORKS CITED

“Research on

Wikipeida

."

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

. 19 March 2009. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.,. 22 April 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Researching_with_Wikipedia

"Alfred Hitchcock."

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

. 21 April 2009. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.,. 22 April 2009

http://en.wikihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_hitchcockpedia.org/

wiki/

Wikipedia:About

.

"The Birds Original Poster."

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

. 21 April 2009. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.,. 25 Nov. 2007

http://en.wikihthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=14412

480tp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_hitchcockpedia.org/wiki/

Wikipe

dia:About

.

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