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Wikipedia in the Research Process

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Meggie Wright

on 30 May 2013

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Transcript of Wikipedia in the Research Process

Friend or Foe? You better not use Wikipedia
for your homework! Background Form
Question Gather Information Take Notes Cite Sources Organize
Information Share Project Review The Research Process From Terri Kuechle's presentation at ILAGO 2012 http://www.flickr.com/photos/62698615@N08/5926023632/ Wikipedia should act as "a springboard for further research." Sorin Adam Matei, PhD.
Department of Communication
Purdue University
http://wikiway.net/index.php5?title=How_to_use_wikipedia Wikipedia: Friend (but one that you probably don't want to introduce to your parents) Tom Haverford - Park's and Recreation Barney Stinson - How I Met Your Mother Use Wikipedia to...

gain background knowledge on a topic!
help formulate a research question!
find search terms, keywords, and potential resources!

Do not cite Wikipedia in your bibliography! University of Pittsburgh library guides http://pitt.libguides.com/content.php?pid=310621&sid=2543309 Encyclopedia articles act as basic introductions to topics.

Research papers should cite scholarly articles by experts in the field.

At most universities, referencing an encyclopedia is unacceptable for a research paper. Dr. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory Authority!
Expertise!
Books!
Articles! You better not use it as a primary information source! Use keywords and search terms to find resources that are appropriate for the assignment! Friend! Wikipedia in the Research Process Meggie Wright
Emporia State University
LI837 Teaching Use Wikipedia for background research.
It can be our little secret! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bookgrl/1290565748/ Friend! If you use Wikipedia correctly,
no one will ever know LEGENDARY
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