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Stephen Colbert's The Word: Wikiality

 

What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly articles are written by experts in the field and, additionally, reviewed by a panel experts in the field.  They include a lot of research and data, and the information in the article is backed up by a list of references.  They are published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

 

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Popular articles are often written by journalists for a general audience and are not reviewed by experts in the field.  Popular articles rarely include references

 

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

 

WIKIPEDIA: PROS & CONS

Pros Cons
Worlds largest encyclopedia with millions of entries on obscure topics Articles are not edited or peer-reviewed
Great place to start & identify keywords

Many instructors will not allow Wikipedia citations because they are not not edited or reviewed

Updated regularly, sometimes by the second Articles get vandalized for ideological reasons or just for fun
Can include excellent references & external links Can be skewed or biased -- based on authors interests, beliefs, opinions
Anyone can edit Wikipedia -- the people's encyclopedia! Anyone can edit Wikipedia -- no one checks their credentials or agendas
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