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Wednesday, 22 March 2006
Encyclopedia Britannica vs. Wikipedia
Recent articles have pitted the standard Encyclopedia Britannica versus the free Wikipedia. Britannica's articles are written by scholars, while anyone can contribute to Wikipedia articles. The online version of Britannica requires a paid subscription (which the library provides) while Wikipedia is free online). Nature found the two sources nearly comparable in accuracy, but Britannica now strongly refutes Nature’s research.
Read the Nature article
Read Britannica's response (pdf)
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