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ERIC Number: EJ893817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Wikipedia: How It Works and How It Can Work for You
Nix, Elizabeth M.
History Teacher, v43 n2 p259-264 Feb 2010
Many history professors have been reluctant to authorize students to use Wikipedia in their classwork because they do not fully trust the open source encyclopedia. But as increasing numbers of scholars and teachers work with Wikipedia, its influence becomes undeniable. In this article, the author describes how Wikipedia works and how she made Wikipedia part of the research-and-methods portion of her "Exploring the Past" course at the University of Baltimore (UB). (Contains 10 notes.)
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland