Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica

"Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature."



  1. Does this study change your opinion of Wikipedia as a source?
  2. Did you notice the year that the article on the study (above) was published?  Do you think Wikipedia has become more or less accurate since then?
  3. Summarize what Wikipedia says about itself in terms of reliability:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_Wikipedia

        N.B.  Everyday reference is different than academic research.  For more on how this difference applies to you (as a student):   Wikipedia:Academic use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia