Library Support

Wikipedia Learning & Research Skills

The heart of the Wikipedia assignment is research.  Good sourcing is critical to Wikipedia editing, and articles based on high quality scholarly sources are the most likely to stay published and to be frequently read and cited.  One of the most important benefits of a Wikipedia-based assignment is that students improve not only their understanding of Wikipedia but also their research skills.  

Campus librarians can partner with you in teaching students how to find and evaluate high quality sources.  Contact either your subject librarian or Corliss Lee, the American Cultures librarian, to discuss your students’ research needs in advance of the class if possible. Use this link to request a library workshop during class time (three weeks’ notice required); mention the Wikipedia assignment in the comments section.  Students can also request individual assistance via 24/7 chat or appointments

Instructor & Student looking at a computer screen together, one is standing the other is sitting

CC BY SA 3.0 by Sage Ross

Corliss Lee, Helaine Blumenthal, and students gather at the WikiEd foundation

Jami (Wiki Ed), CC BY-SA 4.0