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Defending Wikipedia

REFERENCES and accessed on 17 Feb 2012.] Brittanica. 2006. "Fatally Flawed - Refuting the recent study on encyclopedic accuracy by the journal Nature," Response to Nature (2005); online as an 836 kB pdf at

Carroll, L. 2012. "Useful for students to read - Why Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source," online on the Chemed-L archives at , post of 15 Feb to Chemed-L.

Giles, J. 2005. "Special Report - Internet encyclopaedias go head to head - Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds. " Nature 438: 900-901, 15 December; online at

Hake, R.R. 2009. "In Defense of Wikipedia ," online on the OPEN ! AERA-L archives at Post of 31 Aug 2009 16:41:53 -0700 to AERA-L, Net-Gold, and MathTeach.

Messer-Kruse, T. 2012. "The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia" Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 Feb, online at

Nature. 2006a. "Encyclopaedia Britannica and Nature: a response," 23 March; online as a 20 kB pdf at

Nature. 2006b. Editorial: "Britannica attacks," . . .and we respond," Nature 440: 582 (30 March; online at

Nature. 2006c. point-by-point rebuttal to Brittannica (2006); online as a 28 kB pdf at (28 kB).

From a Discussion formum post by Hake, R.R.(2012)