[Foundation-l] Fwd: for an academic endorsement ofwikipediaarticles?

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Mon Dec 17 23:00:59 UTC 2007

Thomas Dalton wrote:
On 17/12/2007, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> Thomas Dalton wrote:
> >We're not talking about referencing Wikipedia in an academic paper,
> >we're talking about publishing a Wikipedia article in an academic
> >journal.
> You know, to my way of thinking the best way to achieve something like
> would be to explain how to fact-check the article and find citeable
> An academic "how-to" on using Wikipedia.

Aimed at who?


To my way of thinking, aimed at academics who dismiss Wikipedia or seek to
outright ban it, as well as students who might be tempted to cite Wikipedia
because they don't know better.

Not perhaps most appropriate for an academic journal, but perhaps the "knol"
on Wikipedia could teach people how to use it. :)

Brian McNeil

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