In Defense of Wikipedia

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, No. 3, 2008

11 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2008

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Diane Murley

Clifton, Mueller & Bovarnick, P.C.


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.

Keywords: Wikipedia, teaching research, evaluating sources

Suggested Citation

Murley, Diane, In Defense of Wikipedia. Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, No. 3, 2008, Available at SSRN:

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