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Author Topic: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.  (Read 2285 times)

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Offline Vandren

Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2009, 11:43:45 AM »
How recent is JSTOR these days?  I haven't checked them out in a while.

Usually I stick to EBSCO's MLA Bibliography, our state-wide library catalog, and Worldcat (a little big and slightly unwieldy, but ya can't beat accessing virtually every library in the world) for academic stuff.  I've been learning to sort of like Academic Search Complete recently too.

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Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2009, 11:51:30 AM »
If I recall correctly, JSTOR is current up until 4 years ago (so right now they'd be updated up to 2005; during research for a recent paper I was able to find some few scattered articles in there from 2006) which, for a biochem major, is only good for generalized papers and background on lab reports. If I want something more recent, it has to be ... well, our school pushes us toward Pubmed, but I really dislike Pubmed, so I'm still experimenting with other databases.

Offline Vandren

Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2009, 12:40:15 PM »
Good to know.  I lost access to JSTOR when I changed institutions.  The current place doesn't have the funding or interest in subscribing to much of anything as far as databases go.  Yet another reason to hope I'm not here too much longer.  :)

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Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2009, 01:01:53 PM »
Your public library system doesn't give you access of some sort?

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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2009, 02:39:14 PM »
Nah, they're not on JSTOR either.  Which is a little odd, since they're one of the top metropolitan systems in the country.  Honestly, I haven't really missed it that much.

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Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2009, 05:07:02 PM »
I meant to some of the more useful databases of scholarly work. Usually libraries have the American Journal of Pathology or the Lancet or something.

Erm.

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Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2009, 05:46:50 PM »
Oh, sure.  The school's got access to quite a few databases and electronic journals, not as many as my last institution, but not too bad.  I'm not sure if they've got AJP or Lancet or whatnot, since that's not my field.  :)

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Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2009, 12:19:40 AM »
Pretty fucking obvious.

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unless they stumble horribly
Into reality."

Did any of that make sense? If so...I obviously have incredibly outdone the wild, whacky newsie source of the amazing online hogwash press.

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Offline setojurai

Re: Why you should not trust Wikipedia.
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2009, 12:49:04 AM »
Trust the Computer, the Computer is your Friend.

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