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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Wikipedia and Britannica

The LibrarianInBlack blog (3/6/2006) brings our
attention to an article in Searcher Magazine (March,
2006) comparing Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Brittanica.
The strengths and weaknesses of each are explored.
The conclusions are not startling but worth pointing
out - again- to your students. "Wikipedia is a great starting point
with excellent pointers to external resources and sometimes
has information on topics not covered elsewhere. Britannica
is indispensable as a trusted reference tool."