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RE: How to cite information in Wikipedia? (for a High School study guide)

Agreed: no wiki citations. If the wiki article cites some other primary
source (which most good pages do), go to that source, verify it, and cite
that. If not, it is basically hearsay.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216                        
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661               

Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
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Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
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                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Clair Ossian
> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:04 PM
> To: VRTPALEO@usc.edu; Dinosaur Mailing List
> Subject: Re: How to cite information in Wikipedia? (for a 
> High School study guide)
> When I see a Wikipedia citation in a paper...I cross it out 
> and deduct points for the paper.  They are clearly told ahead 
> of time...NO Wikipedia.
> Now I know there is much good to be found there, but it takes 
> a LOT of work to locate the good stuff amid the garbage.  I 
> go there, regularly, to find hints that lead me to solid data.
> Just an opinion...NO Wiki citations :)
>         Clair
> > Dear all,
> > Sorry bothering the Lists, but I would like to know how to cite 
> > information I only saw in Wikipedia in a more or less formal way.
> > Thank you very much in advance to those who respond.
> > Augusto Haro.
> Clair Russell Ossian, Ph.D.
> Professor, Geology
> Tarrant County College
> 828 Harwood Road, Hurst, TX
> 817-515-6565 (Office)