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.
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 of your choice from the list above, then write a one or two paragraph summary that answers the following:
Why did you choose the article that you selected?
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: 01/22/2014