A Wiki is a website which visitors can modify. Wikipedia, an open encyclopedia, has become a very popular research site in recent years. This online video course will introduce you to the benefits and disadvantages of the new and controversial publication format.
Viewing requirements: High-speed Internet (recommended), Web browser with sound and a Flash-compatible player (Version 8 or above for video). The official Flash player is available as a free download (for Linux and other advanced users, the Flash Player 9 Update is also available).
Common sense disclaimer: The views expressed in this presentation are solely those of John Hubbard and do not represent the opinions of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee or other librarians. Before using and citing Wikipedia for your schoolwork, check with your instructor. The information presented is believed to be accurate as of October 2006.