"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."
- Does this study change your opinion of Wikipedia as a source?
- 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?
- 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