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  1. -Wikipedia (Wikipedia.org) star
      Provides a "self-correcting" encyclopedia. Visitors can add or correct information through an editing window. The changes are then assessed to ensure that only appropriate and correct information stays on the site. According to a BBC News article dated February 9, 2006, "A December 2005 study by the British journal Nature found it was about as accurate on science as the Encyclopaedia Britannica." 02-06

News
  1. 05-08-07 Wikipedia to Seek Proof of Credentials (MSNBC News)
      "Following revelations that a high-ranking member of Wikipedia's bureaucracy used his cloak of anonymity to lie about being a professor of religion, the free Internet encyclopedia plans to ask contributors who claim such credentials to identify themselves." 05-07

Papers
  1. Citizendium, a Wikipedia Competitor (MSNBC News)
      "Unlike Wikipedia, Citizendium's volunteer contributors will be expected to provide their real names. Experts in given fields will be asked to check articles for accuracy." 03-07

  2. Comparison of Wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Britannica (Nature.com)
      Nature Magazine carried out a peer review of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia. "The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopaedias, but among 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not particularly great: the average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies; Britannica, about three." 11-06

  3. Comparison of Wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Britannica - A Reply By Britannica.com (Britannica.com)
      Nature Magazine carried out a peer review of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia. In this article, Britannica.com contests the findings. 04-07

   
   


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