So, can lecturers now stop saying “don’t use Wikipedia” … my motto has always been – fine to start there, really don’t want you to end there, but am even I going to have to rethink?
“Social and technological advances have brought about significant changes in methods of publication, particularly via a shift to electronic or online media,” she writes. “The openaccess publishing model is predicated upon that shift.
“In the past decade there has been a proliferation of free online information beyond the academic journal,” she continues, highlighting the user-generated Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia, as one of the most prominent examples.
“Of its more than 4 million articles in English, over 3,800 are featured, meaning they have undergone a peer-review process and are considered well-written, comprehensive, well-sourced, neutral, and stable.”
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