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Support Wikipedia December 23, 2008

Posted by sharon in Uncategorized.

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I work part-time as a reference librarian, and Wikipedia has been an invaluable resource for me. When patrons come in with a question on a topic about which I know nothing, Wikipedia is where I start. In an effort to get students to learn how to use the library, school assignments often specify that the student must use print resources and can’t use the Web, on the grounds that web resources are not as authoritative as those in print. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t use the Web! A quick scan of the Wikipedia article gives me an overview of the subject, and most articles will point me to more authoritative print or online references.

Wikipedia is Isaac Asimov’s Encyclopedia Galactica and Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, all rolled into one. Please help to keep it going.



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