Yes, students, there’s a world beyond Wikipedia

Chicago Tribune – “For parents with fond memories of the Dewey Decimal System, library card catalogs and thumbing through their family’s World Book Encyclopedia, it can come as a shock to discover that their own children’s research habits often begin and end with a quick click on Wikipedia. Heather Moorefield-Lang, the education and social-sciences librarian at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and a former middle school librarian, is aware of the frustration both parents and educators experience when students limit their research efforts to Google and Wikipedia, when a wealth of online tools are at their fingertips, many free of charge.”

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