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BIO334: Bioinformatics: Background

Fall 2019: R. Dorit

Wikipedia - Beware

 

Wikipedia

BEWARE:  Can provide useful background information, but don't believe everything you read!  Evaluate and verify.

 

Contentious Science Topics on Wikipedia Subject to Editing Mishchief
by Meghan Rose, Science News [188;7, Oct. 3, 2015, p. 5.]

 

Evaulation of Information

BEWARE:  Always remember to evaluate the quality of the site you are viewing.  Don't believe everything you read unless the information comes from a reputable or reliable source.  Answer the questions: who? what? when? where? how? and to what extent?  See Evaluation of Resources (University of California, Berkeley).

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