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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

No Time for Wikipedia? Try QuickyWiki

Here's news to gladden the hearts of reference
librarians everywhere. QuickyWiki is a new wiki
that boasts the "depth of Wikipedia with the ease
and speed of Cliffs Notes." The search results
appear to consist of text culled from Wikipedia
along with links to related web and news sources.
A quick search under "Alaska," with a focus on
"permafrost," produced a paragraph extracted
from the Alaska article in Wikipedia (which didn't
explain what permafrost is) and links to such varied
sources as National Geographic Kids News and
Permafrost, an international journal for the arts.

You can find more information about QuickyWiki
at ResearchBuzz (11/28/2006).