“In Defense of Wikipedia” by Diane Murley

Last but not least today from the latest issue of Law Library Journal [vol. 100, no. 3, Summer 2008] is “In Defense of Wikipedia” by Diane Murley, Web Services Coordinator and Reference Librarian, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.

The abstract reads:

Ms. Murley explains how Wikipedia articles are created and edited and how to use Wikipedia’s tools to evaluate articles. She argues that research instructors should teach students to use Wikipedia properly, rather than trying to convince them not to use it. Finally, she suggests ways in which Wikipedia can be used to help teach the importance of evaluating sources.