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Will Wikipedia’s new rules garner more trust?

By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
September 18th, 2009

Mikhail Lyubansky dreads seeing a research paper full of Wikipedia citations, but the clinical psychologist and lecturer at the University of Illinois nevertheless encourages students to use the web site's entries as a supplement to class readings and lectures.


Eight years after Wikipedia's launch, professors such as Lyubansky have come to accept the free online encyclopedia--which can be edited by any registered user with web access--as a legitimate research tool for students, especially after the site announced changes last month to its editing policies.


Entries written by new Wikipedia users now will be edited by regular contributors, and changes to the biographies

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  • Will Wikipedia’s new rules garner more trust?

    By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
    September 18th, 2009

    Mikhail Lyubansky dreads seeing a research paper full of Wikipedia citations, but the clinical psychologist and lecturer at the University of Illinois nevertheless encourages students to use the web site's entries as a supplement to class readings and lectures.


    Eight years after Wikipedia's launch, professors such as Lyubansky have come to accept the free online encyclopedia--which can be edited by any registered user with web access--as a legitimate research tool for students, especially after the site announced changes last month to its editing policies.


    Entries written by new Wikipedia users now will be edited by regular contributors, and changes to the biographies

    ...

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