Workshop - Wikipedia 101:

How to read Wikipedia Articles for Your Research
Monday, 2 March 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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Wikipedia has been increasingly used by people in the academic community, from students to professors, for their background research due to its easy access and freely available information. Like many other information platforms, Wikipedia has its own strengths and weaknesses.

In this 90-minute session, Yoo Young Lee (Web and Digital Initiatives Librarian) and Catherine Lachaîne (Student Success Librarian) will demystify the usage of Wikipedia as a resource for academic assignments and discuss how to use it critically. Using examples from current events, we will explore how to read between the lines of a Wikipedia entry and be aware of the evolution of its construction. This session will also address the process of evaluating information sources, using tools like the CRAAP test. 

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