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PO POLI 3 - Introduction to American Politics - Prof Hollis-Brusky - Spring 2014: Home


35% of your grade is based on your Wikipedia entry writing.

Your syllabus states one of the goals of this assignment is to: "Foster library and research skills in general as well as information literacy in American Politics more specifically. Relatedly, this assignment will also help you learn about proper citation, what is and is not an authoritative source, the difference between primary and secondary sources, as well as introduce you to the advantages and potential pitfalls of using Wikipedia."

This guide is intended to help you navigate research sources and determine authoritativeness in order to support the creation of useful articles that contribute to the collective Wikipedia record.

First steps:

1 - Complete the Wikipedia for Students training. Before too long, you'll definitely want to learn how to create a Wikipedia article. You can also step through the Article Wizard, which is very helpful for beginners.

2 - Enroll in our Wikipedia course page by clicking on the "enroll" link in the upper right. The passcode is politics:

You should also check out POLI 3 Wikipedia course pages from 2013 and 2012, which will lead you to past articles created by students.

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♦ Contact the librarian with expertise in your research area.

♦ Talk with a librarian during drop-in reference hours.

♦ Discover resources and tools to aid your research in subject research guides.

Subject Guide

Mary Martin