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From encyclopedias to 911

This is a photo of my old Encyclopedia Americana that dad bought for me when I was something like 7 years old due to my great interest at reading at a very young age. 243 more words

Reading And Writing

Chapter Five Case Study 2 - Wikipedia: Who is Editing?

  • Do you use Wikipedia for your research? Why or why not?
    • For most of my academic research, I’m not allowed to credit Wikipedia as a source.
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Case Study

Pierre Bayle: a pre-Enlightenment luminary

Hyperconnected, multidisciplinary, transnational – the buzzwords of twenty-first century digital communication could just as easily apply to the pan-European Republic of Letters in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 613 more words

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Klexikon moving on and coming... to an end?

Our project Klexikon, the wiki encyclopedia for children has now more than 350 articles. This is not much, but the growth is sustainable and the articles are real articles worth reading (even if they are not always long). 51 more words


Encyclopedias, by Crystal Logan-Syrewicze

We live in a world where people are more likely to tell someone to look up their question on Google or Wikipedia then tell them to look in an encyclopedia. 907 more words


What's Up With Valentine's Day?

Singles awareness day. A conspiracy by greeting card and candy companies. Causes an uptick in suicides. Valentine’s Day sure got a bad rap in contemporary society. 686 more words

Gleeson Library

The world at his finger tips

Who remembers having a set of encyclopedias? I sure do. They were from maybe 1981 or 1982, the set was blue. I had talked about having a set in our den so my kids could grow up with them as I did. 161 more words

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